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“I’m not proposing an electrified goat fence.”

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"“I’m not proposing an electrified goat fence.”"

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Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-MS) offers some keen wisdom on curbing illegal immigration:

“If the answer is ‘build a fence’ I’ve got two goats on my place in Mississippi. There ain’t no fence big enough, high enough, strong enough, that you can keep those goats in that fence.”

“Now people are at least as smart as goats,” Lott continued. “Maybe not as agile. Build a fence. We should have a virtual fence. Now one of the ways I keep those goats in the fence is I electrified them. Once they got popped a couple of times they quit trying to jump it.”

“I’m not proposing an electrified goat fence,” Lott added quickly, “I’m just trying, there’s an analogy there.”

Asked for clarification as to what exactly the analogy was, Lott spokesman Lee Youngblood said…”A fence in and of itself is not enough… You can have technology to support the fence and to supplement the fence.”

It sounds like Lott should talk to Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has “designed” an electric fence for the Southern border. “We do this with livestock all the time,” he said.

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