What Haley Barbour didn't tell Fox News: he lobbied for Mexico on 'amnesty'
February 14th, 2011
01:03 PM ET
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What Haley Barbour didn't tell Fox News: he lobbied for Mexico on 'amnesty'

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour made the case Sunday on Fox News that his career as a high-powered federal lobbyist for domestic corporations and foreign governments would be an asset if he ran for President in 2012.

Barbour may be eager to showcase his record, but one of Barbour's foreign lobbying clients could cause him some troubles in the 2012 Republican primary, if he decides to run. According to a State Department filing by Barbour's former lobbying firm, The Embassy of Mexico decided to retain Barbour's services on August 15, 2001, to work on, among other things, legislation that would provide a path to citizenship for foreigners living illegally in the United States—what opponents of immigration reform call “amnesty.”

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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Haley is toast. It is a shame that he took money to promote 'amnesty' and the right wingnuts, Fox media, and baggers are opposed to the 14th amendment and the 'dream act.' Now Haley will just have to devote all his time to address Mississippi's problems for being worst in the nation in education and first in government handouts.

    February 14, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  2. Al-NY,NY

    BaWOOSH!!! That's the sound of fatty's presidential aspirations going down to flusher. Not that he stood a chance anyway but it's the first (of what I think will be numerous more) revelations about these faux conservatives showing their hypocrisy

    February 14, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. Indy

    It is not in the Republican book of ethics to ever tell the truth, in fact telling the truth is reason enough for dismisal from the GOP

    February 14, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. Darth Vadik, CA

    OK, let's take Barbour at his word, he was a "high-powered federal lobbyist for domestic corporations and foreign governments"....

    ...CORPORATIONS & FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS....

    ...what about lobbying for the AMERICAN PEOPLE...

    February 14, 2011 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. ReFascistican

    Say it ain't so. A CoversaFascists in favor of a pathway to citizenship. I must be dreaming.

    February 14, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    OOOPS! THERE IT IS!
    This is why the GOP,in spite of the legions of game show contestants, has NOBODY that can even put up a third-rate fight for the presidency: all these little pesky previous liasons keep coming to light.
    I mean look folks, we have GOPers "thinking" about running for president embroiled in lobbying for oil companies, Mexico, wrapped up in affairs of the heart and not with their spouse, some believe in the power of their underwear, some have been married so many times we've lost count, one likes to shoot her mouth off and animals, and another cannot seem to either think straight and look straight into the camera!!

    The circus has come to town, and Barbour would stand a better chance running for ringmaster than president.

    February 14, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  7. Duck Fallas

    Looks like he most frequently lobbied for high fructose corn syrup and saturated fat.

    February 14, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  8. Greg in Arkansas

    Surprise....Surprise....Surprise...
    All this fool need is a white three piece suit, a cowboy hat, a seegar and a little help from cooter and the duke boys to be complete.

    February 14, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. ArmyCSM

    Run Haley Run! Yes You Can!

    February 14, 2011 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  10. Video Guy

    Where is Mr "You Lie" Wilson when you need him. This guy reminds me of the Gov in the movie "Best Little Whore House in Texas". Always one step ahead and never telling the whole truth.

    February 14, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  11. S. In California

    It doesn't matter what his record is or isn't he will NEVER I'll repeat NEVER occupy the WH. He's far too ignorant and to racist in his thinking not to mention he comes from Mississippi. Americans will never chose such a person to lead us. Can we move on please?

    February 14, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  12. papanez

    Love it!

    February 14, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |