McCain and the Latina Minuteman

In case Republicans take heart in Obama’s meta-flip-flop on trade, Matt Yglesias pointed me to this AP dispatch on McCain’s evolving immigration stance.

“He’s one John McCain in front of white Republicans. And he’s a different John McCain in front of Hispanics,” complained Rosanna Pulido, a Hispanic and conservative Republican who attended the meeting.

Pulido, who heads the Illinois Minuteman Project, which advocates for restrictive immigration laws, said she thought McCain was “pandering to the crowd” by emphasizing immigration reform in his 15-minute speech.

I believe, by the way, that the Associated Press doesn’t want the likes of me excerpting their stories, and that people like Rosanna Pulido and Mayhill Fowler are a credit to democracy.