On the House floor Wednesday morning, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., gave quite the impassioned speech against Arizona's "show me your papers" provision, slamming it as discriminatory against non-whites.
And then he led a game of "Pick Out the Immigrant."
"Maybe with practice we can all become like Arizona politicians and police officers who are able to telepathically tell who to accuse of not belonging to America," he said.
Gutierrez then displayed pictures of pop stars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, saying "These young people have overcome their very different national origins and become apparently a very happy couple. I'm sure Justin helped Gomez learn all about American customs and feel more at home in her adopted country."
Then Gutierrez laid on the sarcasm -- thick: "Oooh wait a minute, I'm sorry, because I'm not a trained Arizona official. I somehow got that backwards. Actually Ms. Gomez of Texas has helped Mr. Bieber of Canada to learn about his adopted country."
He then added this warning to the teenager crooner: "Justin, when you perform in Phoenix, remember to bring your papers."
Jeremy Lin (who is from California), Ted Koppel (who was born in England) and Geraldo Rivera's mustache (which is presumably from New York, as is Rivera) were all noted by Gutierrez.
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