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Milwaukee Co. Supervisor West Makes National Name For Wrong Reason


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West says she misspoke, but it may be too late. Her loose grasp of geography has gone viral on the Internet.

As she was supporting a suggested boycott of doing business with Arizona, West said that state did not share a border with Mexico. It does. The Thursday meeting was taped by Milwaukee's WTMJ-TV.

West said she would have to look at the question in more detail if supervisors were talking about Texas, a state that shares a border with Mexico. She then said she supported the boycott because Arizona is, "a ways removed from the border."

Talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly had a field day Friday, ridiculing her comments.

Arizona Senator Jon Kyl got in on the act, by sending West a letter where he writes that Arizona is, in fact, on the border with Mexico.