McWherter stopped short of saying he supported having a similar bill in Tennessee. Further, he didn't place blame on the people who are illegally crossing, but the Federal Government, whose job it is to deal with immigration policy, and the employers who hire illegals.
This is an important distinction. Its one thing to say that the Federal Government has failed in its duty to protect the borders, but quite another to say that we should build a legal moat filled with alligators around the state.
Let me just say right here that, all immigration issues aside, I think a moat filled with alligators around the whole state would be pretty cool. Additionally, digging the moat and stocking it would be a tremendous jobs program, akin to the original TVA, and once you were done, just think of all the sweet, sweet tourist dollars that would pour in when people came to look at the 'gators. Florida has 'gators and look at how much tourist business they get, and they don't even have a moat.
(Cross-posted here, because it's hard coming up with twice the snark every morning.)