19 April 2008

Tom T and the Pope

Former presidential candidate and staunch anti-immigrationist Tom Tancredo (R-CO) finds the pope's comments about violence against immigrants "annoying" (really, it's worth waiting for the video to load), and suspects ulterior motives behind the pontiff's suggestions regarding immigration:

"I suspect the pope's immigration comments may have less to do with spreading the Gospel than they do about recruiting new members of the church," Tancredo said.

After hearing this, Howard Dean called on John McCain to denounce Tancredo. Not sure I understand the connection, but I'm all for the sentiment. Can somebody please remind me the origins of the name Tancredo?