Local Minutemen Attract Nuts, Repel Young GOP

Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy describes a meeting between Texas Minuteman border vigilantes and Young Republicans at Texas A&M:

When the Minutemen’s quirky leader started rambling about a secret plan to “merge Canada and Mexico with the United States,” the good Republicans in the home of the George Bush Presidential Library started squirming in their chairs behind half-eaten barbecue plates.

When a Minutewoman from Dallas started complaining that ranchers can shoot diseased cattle at the border but not humans, and blamed permissive immigration on the “greedy business people” of America, their Republican host finally had enough and stood to cut off questions.

Citing the Minutemen’s “borderline paranoia,” Kennedy notes that “their handouts included something about the Trilateral Commission.”