9/6 – CL Atlanta – Does right-wing pundit Phil Kent deserve a seat on state’s immigration board? | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Does right-wing pundit Phil Kent deserve a seat on state’s immigration board? | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta.

Posted by Thomas Wheatley on Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Late Friday evening, Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston named their appointees to the state’s Immigration Enforcement Review Board.

The seven-member committee, which was created as part of Georgia’s new immigration law, will investigate citizens’ complaints about state or local agencies which they think violated the law’s provisions. Oh, and here’s a nifty fact: The board has subpoena power.

One of Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointees is Phil Kent, a right-wing columnist and author who’s written several self-help books with such titles as “The Dark Side of Liberalism” and “Foundations of Betrayal: How the Liberal $uper-Rich Undermine America.” He’s also been involved with several conservative organizations, including American Immigration Control.

The AJC‘s Jay Bookman thinks the governor made a very poor choice. Head over to his smoke-filled, socialist lair and give the entire piece a read. It’s worth it if you’re following the implementation of Georgia’s harsh immigration law.

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