The hate machine has been cranking furiously over at Republican headquarters. But we’re still waiting for one decrying how the state is giving free rent to the government of a nation flooding our country with illegal immigrants. Jim, could you get out a news release on that, please? And get your fellow Republican, the lame duck governor Mike Huckabee, to stop giving away free stuff to Mexicans?

In a more serious vein, is it legal for the state to give things of value to private parties without statutory authorization? If they can give the Mexican government free rent, could the Huckster give me a free apartment in the Mansion guest quarters? Alice?