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Lighten Up: GQ Slams the Border on Lou Dobbs


I picked up this month's GQ to take a peek at the article on the candidates' wives that nyaradzom2001was raving about (it's totally funny by the way, worth picking up the issue — plus there's a great group interview with The Daily Show kids) and I found this: an open letter to Lou Dobbs. Dobbs, the simultaneously lambasted and loved CNN talking head has found his message: "no immigrants allowed." The kids at GQ, are quick to give him the mag equivalent of a towel snap — and hard.

Sagely advising him to, among other things, remember that we're all immigrants and "stop being such a hard ass" because he's not Bill O'Reilly, they invite Dobbs on a little trip south of the border saying,

You can even stop by and say hi to your rifle-wielding pals, the Minutemen. We can bring them beef jerky and beer and a bunch of pop-up books with really big pictures to pass the time.

And bringing home their hilarious plea for compassion, my favorite:

The point is, a couple hundred years ago, Americans would never have dreamed of closing the borders to people seeking refuge here. Don't believe us? Ask Larry [King] — he was there.

Well, Lou — sometimes it's funny 'cause it's true.

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