This is a real thing in the world.

The Governor of Arizona using a Kermit the Frog impersonator to mock critics of Arizona's new "Papiere, bitte!" immigration law for not having read the law in full (which is not remotely unusual, either among Democratic or Republican politicians, who typically receive summaries from aides).

[Transcript below.]

So, by my calculation, Governor Jan Brewer is against "illegals stealing jobs from Americans" but all the fuck for elected officials stealing intellectual property from Americans. Got it.
Text Onscreen: OK, kids. Ready? Let's sing along!!!!

Kermit the Frog impersonator [singing]: Reading is really super swell. Reading's great, so let's all shout out loud. Reading helps you know what you're talking about. Let's see what these folks have to say about reading.

Video clip of Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) asking Attorney General Eric Holder: Have you read the Arizona law?

Holder: Uh, I have not had a chance— [clip abruptly ends]

Video clip of Fox News anchor Sean Hannity asking State Department Spokesperson PJ Crowley: Have you read the law?

Crowley: Have I read the law? No.

Video clip of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) asking Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano: Have you had a chance to review the new law that was passed in the State of Arizona?

Napolitano: I have not.

Video clip of Cantor: Not read it.

Video clip of Crowley: No.

Video clip of Napolitano: I have not.

Kermit the Frog impersonator: Seriously?

Et cetera.

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