This time over something that is so nitpicky that it truly makes them (the nitwits at the Times) seem even smaller. (Yes, we've now determined that that's possible.)
Here's their beef (in "Abusing Discretion"):
In a requested opinion, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said state law gives the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles the discretion to decide which documents constitute proof of legal residence.No, but it will stop illegal immigrants from obtaining Virginia drivers licenses, you twit.
Perhaps, but the DMV is abusing that discretion by refusing to recognize federally issued Employment Authorization Documents.
That decision, made at Gov. Bob McDonnell's behest last fall, was in reaction to the tragic death of Sister Denise Mosier, a 66-year-old nun on her way to a retreat in Prince William County.
She was killed in an accident with an allegedly drunken driver who had used an EAD to obtain a Virginia ID card. The driver did not, however, have a valid driver's license.
Prior to the accident, he was in the midst of deportation proceedings as a result of two previous drunken driving arrests.
[jf: Oh, did we forget to mention the fact that he was also found to be illegally in this country?]
McDonnell remains adamant that the DMV continue to refuse to accept the card. "Until the federal government can provide clear assurance that everyone who has an EAD is lawfully in this country, we will direct the DMV to continue not accepting this paperwork for purposes of receiving a Virginia driver's license," a spokesman said.
This policy accomplishes nothing but making life more difficult for legal immigrants trying to do the right thing and obtain valid driver's licenses.
The card had nothing to do with Mosier's tragic death, and this policy will do nothing to stop the next tragedy.
"This policy accomplishes nothing but making life more difficult for legal immigrants trying to do the right thing and obtain valid driver's licenses." Really? Isn't it also the only "lawful" means at present by which illegals in this country can obtain a government ID? Doesn't the policy therefore make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to obtain a valid driver's license here in the Commonwealth?
Are you guys even serious?
Look, all the feds need do is ensure the fact that they are not issuing forms of identification to foreigners who are here breaking our laws. Is that too much to ask?
The lawbreakers must be protected at all costs.
May God have mercy.