I wasn’t among those who were disheartened at the recent polling showing that Arizona voters overwhelmingly support the immigration bill that’s supposed to crack down on illegal immigrants in the state. In a variant of ‘if you give up hope, you’ll feel much better,’ I add, ‘if you set the bar low enough, you won’t be disappointed.’ But with the quality of elected officials hereabouts, there’s not much anymore that passes for surprise or disappointment in the Grand Canyon State.
I thought of this yesterday, it being Cinco de Mayo and all, when margaritas are at ‘Happy Hour’ prices and no one minds if the waitstaff talks ‘Mexican’ while serving up American-cheese enchiladas and chimichangas. On Cinco de Mayo, you can almost forget polls, which show overwhelming approval of police stopping people when they have reasonable suspicion they’re illegal immigrants.
Does it still matter if the cerveza is cold enough?
But when the nachos and tequila shooters flow and almost everybody knows enough Spanish to call out, “Otra cerveza, por favor,” I’ll go out on a limb and say, it’s probably going to be o.k. for a possibly reasonably suspicious waiter to bring you another beer, especially if it’s an ice cold one.
Photos: Mexican food, by ilkerender at Flickr via Creative Commons-license requiring attribution.