In-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants and shifting political tides
Don't miss "Past Immigrant Tuition Bill Won Votes from GOP," an article by the Denver Post's Lynn Bartels that neatly captures the absurdity over the politics of illegal immigration in this state. Bartels points out that "five years ago, a Republican-controlled Senate approved an amended bill that would have made the children of illegal immigrants eligible to pay in-state tuition" -- and the measure was exceedingly similar to one boosted by Democrat Chris Romer that's likely to get zero conservative support. Former Senate president John Andrews co-sponsored the 2004 legislation but now says he "never supported in-state tuition for illegal immigrants and voted for the bill solely as a procedural move" -- cue gales of laughter. Ken Kester, a Republican who voted for the previous bill but opposes the latest iteration, comes across as more forthright, noting that he isn't backing Romer's baby because "I don't have any constituents who like it."
Politics as usual is seldom so amusing.