Up until yesterday we were batting zero for five among gubernatorial candidates getting the right answer on what to do about the community college issue around illegal immigration. Here's where things stand.
Candidates Smith, Graham, Orr, Moore and Perdue all say no one in this country illegally should be allowed to pay out-of-state tuition to attend community college. Easley weighed in after the fact with a bit of sanity, saying colleges should be able to accept these individuals. So did Martin Lancaster, president of the community college system. (That post at the Dome brought a record number of ALIPAC xenophobes out of the woodwork.)
Yesterday, the 6th gubernatorial candidate, Libertarian Mike Munger, was asked for his opinion by Gary Robertson of the Associated Press.
Easley found one unlikely ally Monday in Mike Munger, the Libertarian candidate for governor. "To withhold the right even to attend to people who are paying taxes in North Carolina seems to me just another step toward creating an apartheid system with second class non-citizens," Munger said in a statement.
Robertson's a good reporter who plays on the level. I'm glad to see him include Mr. Munger in his story. Libertarians are a strange breed, but I have to say, their national party's position on immigration has a lot going for it.
Where do you think Pat McCrory stands on the issue?