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Tom Tancredo & "Ask a Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano keep talking in debate videos

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Gustavo Arellano.
Update: The immigration debate continues, two days after the November 16 face-off that pitted Tom Tancrtedo against "Ask a Mexican" columnist Gustavo Arellano. "Gustavo seems to speak out of both sides of his mouth," one commenter suggests.

"Of course Tancredo is a racist although he believes he is not," charges another.

And then there's this:

I have to admit that Tancredo held his own and didn't come off as quite the ignoramus I anticipated. A hypocrite, yes, but not a stupid one, although blithely saying "I don't care about American business owners," using a Bushism like "oxeomoronic," and showing a clear disdain for academia did make me think he's not the brightest bulb on the tree. I thought Arellano held back, was almost too polite. The whole debate was really quite civilized. It was nice to hear people intelligently discussing such a contentious topic. Anyone else think we'll be seeing some sort of Tancredo / Palin ticket in 2012?

Gracias, Westword!

Read other responses to the Tancredo-Arellano debate here, and watch video clips of the debate below.

Below is the full video (fast-forward to minute 37 to skip the introductions):

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