Thursday, May 03, 2007

I'm An Old Farmhand

Babysittin' kids from the Rio Grande:

In her speech, Clinton talked about her childhood in Park Ridge, using it to focus on issues such as immigration reform -- a concern paramount to the huge Hispanic community in California.

She recalled Park Ridge was surrounded by farms that relied on migrant labor and that she used to baby-sit the workers' children, an experience that awakened her to the complexities of the immigrant experience.

Ah yes, the nation's breadbasket, Park Ridge, Illinois, a suburb north of Chicago. For those for whom it was hometown includes: Harrison Ford, Karen Black, Carrie Snodgrass, Gary Cole, and James Pankow (of the band Chicago).

The racial makeup of the city was 95.38% White, 0.24% African American, 0.06% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.95% of the population.

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