Update: This story is even funnier tonight as we learn from Hillary that Obama plans to sue the State of Arizona over their new law which asks that those stopped for a legal infraction produce their identification. Yet only certain classes of people will be allowed to come near Hillary and the refugee luminaries tomorrow and they better damn well produce their papers—even a passport is required in some cases!
I thought this was very funny. Hillary Clinton is having a press conference for World Refugee Day on Friday, June 18th, at the State Department. But, rest assured no critics, bloggers or assorted other riff-raff will be admitted. You must have your papers in order to be in the exalted presence of the refugee advocacy elite including Angelina Jolie.
The event is moderated by “60 Minutes.” Remember the old days when ’60 Minutes’ was on the side of the people!
Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks at Event Marking World Refugee Day on June 18
Office of the Spokesman
June 17, 2010
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at a World Refugee Day event, co-hosted by the Department of State and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on Friday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the Department of State.
The program will also feature remarks by Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Eric P. Schwartz, Representative Diane Watson, and President of the International Rescue Committee George Rupp*. The event will be moderated by Scott Pelley of CBS’ 60 Minutes and will feature live interactive video feeds with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and an Iraqi refugee family in Syria; UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie; and a UNHCR official and a Congolese man displaced due to activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The event will be open to credentialed members of the media.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance.
[ HERE IS THE REALLY FUNNY PART, LOOK AT WHAT YOU NEED TO EVEN GET IN TO THE EVENT, AND YET THESE SAME PEOPLE WANT ILLEGAL ALIENS TO BE ABLE TO WALTZ RIGHT INTO ARIZONA AND NOT HAVE TO SHOW ANY PAPERS!]
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).
Department of State
Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Department of State
Office of Press Relations
* Incidentally, George Rupp, former President of Columbia University (Obama’s and Cloward and Piven’s turf) makes a cool $400,000 plus salary a year as head of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) while refugees in their care are jobless, on welfare, and frightened.