McCain unholsters varmint gun, jumps fence 

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is offering constituents a 2010 “Border Security Survey.” From an email:

One of the fundamental responsibilities of our government is to secure our borders so that our citizens, no matter where they live in our country, can be safe and secure.

Unfortunately, the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress have not lived up to the federal government’s constitutional responsibility to secure our borders. So my Arizona colleague, Senator Jon Kyl and I introduced a 10-Point Border Security Plan to secure our border with Mexico against illegal immigration, human smuggling, drug trafficking and the brutal violence associated with the drug cartels.

That sounds a lot different from the time he hit Mitt Romney for changing his own position on immigration:

On a conference call today with conservative bloggers, McCain launched his sharpest attack yet on former governor Mitt Romney, R-Mass., who has begun running television advertisements criticizing the immigration reform bill McCain is championing in the Senate. “Maybe I should wait a couple weeks and see if it changes,” McCain said of Romney’s position on immigration. “Maybe his solution will be to get out his small-varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn.”

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