If I told you I made this up to be funny you’d probably believe me. I’m pretty sure my version would be nowhere near as funny as the truth:

WASHINGTON
What does a fence on the United State-Mexico border have to do with goats?

Sen. Minority Whip Trent Lott, R-Miss., was talking to reporters Wednesday about the immigration bill, when he said, “If the answer is ‘build a fence’ I’ve got two goats on my place in Mississippi. There ain’t no fence big enough, high enough, strong enough, that you can keep those goats in that fence.”

“Now people are at least as smart as goats,” Lott continued. “Maybe not as agile. Build a fence. We should have a virtual fence. Now one of the ways I keep those goats in the fence is I electrified them. Once they got popped a couple of times they quit trying to jump it.”

“I’m not proposing an electrified goat fence,” Lott added quickly, “I’m just trying, there’s an analogy there.”

(ht Think Progress)

If you think this is crass, wait until you see the good stuff I got coming on immigration and our beloved wingnut blogosphere. Hopefully I’ll get enough time later today to put it together.

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