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http://www.lvrj.com/news/13702902.htmlThose were Hillary Clinton’s words at a recent stop near Las Vegas. Its good to see that the idea of no person being illegal has made it to some more mainstream rhetoric. Hopefully I will hear fewer people using the phrase “illegals” this year– I hope so.

However, Clinton’s phrasing of another point didn’t sit well with me :

“Clinton said unscrupulous lending leads to bad mortgages, which lead to foreclosures, which lead to people with nowhere to go and vacant neighborhoods that can go rapidly downhill.‘We treat these problems as if one is guacamole and one is chips, when … they both go together,’ she said.”

Is it just me or is there something odd about using that sort of simile when talking to a mostly Latino group (is it ok, because she was in a Mexican restaurant? but then the setting brings up questions in my mind as well… why the Mexican restaurant?).

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