Whipping post 

Now that the election is over, what group will become the next whipping boy for politicos?

Now that the election is over, what group will become the next whipping boy for politicos? Every candidate seeking public office this year seemed to have a comment on illegal immigration. Of course, it wasn't really about offering tangible proposals to solve the perceived problem -- it was more of a race to see who could offer the best sound bite. Here are a few of the contenders.

"He's been totally disengaged on this issue. He's chosen to check out and be AWOL. As Americans, it gets under our skin a bit when people don't live by the rules ... it is with illegals that we have to draw the line."

-- Republican attorney general candidate Perry McGuire on state attorney general Thurbert Baker's supposed lack of a stance on illegal immigration

"If Americans don't wake up now, they'll wake up one day soon to find their nation has been stolen by La Raza and pals."

-- U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-GA, in a September news release commenting on the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Latino advocacy group

"Muchas gracias, Señor Jim Marshall."

-- Republican challenger Mac Collins in an ad lampooning the vote cast by U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall, D-GA, in favor of Spanish-language ballots in districts with high populations of Hispanics


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