If a store you regularly shopped at announced that it was going to start frisking customers from your ethnic group (or just vaguely resembling your ethnic group), chances are you would steer clear of that crazy shop.And that's pretty much how Mexico sees Arizona where it spends billions of dollars a year. Arizona Governor Brewer just announced she is canceling a conference with Mexican governors in Phoenix after a number of invited attendees suggested some interesting things the governor might do with the invitation (well, that's what I assume happened).
Governor Brewer's reaction:
The people of Arizona and the people of America support what Arizona has done. ... For them to basically not attend here because of that, I think is unfair.
That's kind of like the store saying that the the policy is justified because the other customers in the store support the frisking policy.
My favorite part of the story? When Governor Richardson of New Mexico and Governor Schwarzenegger suggest not canceling the conference and simply dis-inviting Brewer.