January 10, 2008, - 1:29 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I warned you not to trust Mitt Romney’s flip-flop-flipping. Take his position on illegal aliens. He now claims he’s for tough enforcement of immigration laws and impenetrable borders, though he was previously lax on this as Guv of Taxachusetts.
But, yesterday, Romney proudly accepted the endorsement of Domino’s Pizza Founder and Opus Dei member Tom Monaghan, something he’d been apparently lobbying for for some time.
But here’s what you need to know about Tom Monaghan:
* Monaghan gave money so that the law school he founded, Ave Maria, could start a special clinic giving illegal aliens free legal help, so they can further clog immigration courts and stop their deportations.
From my July 2006 post about this:
The Asylum and Immigrant Rights Law Clinic at Ave Maria School of Law has named Bridgette Carr director. Carr, an assistant clinical professor of law, will now oversee the clinic, established in 2004 to provide pro bono services to immigrants in search of asylum and legal services.
* As a big Bush donor, Tom Monaghan backed his fellow Opus Dei member and buddy, the pro-Hezbollah porn addict and racist Stephen Murphy III, for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. He even enlisted Ave Maria Law School’s Dean, Bernard Dobranski, who sat on Bush’s selection committee, to spread dirt on Murphy’s competitors for the job.
And that’s why Murphy got the job . . . and proceeded to allow several Hezbollah financiers and money launderers, including Talal Chahine (who gave $20 million to Hezbollah), to leave the country. He was soft on those who didn’t manage to escape and allowed Roy Bailey–a top immigration official who accepted bribes in exchange for allowing Hezbollah operatives to stay here–to remain on the job with pay for FOUR YEARS after he knew of the shenanigans.
* Oh, and then there’s Monaghan’s previous candidate for President, Sam Brownback–the guy who opposed the surge in Iraq, supported cutting-and-running, and supported the pro-Syrian Baker Commission/Iraq Study Group Report.
These are Tom Monaghan’s people and activities.
This is Mitt Romney’s new big-time ally in Michigan. You know what they say about “the company you keep.”
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