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Josh Treviño, GOP Consultant: "My Red Hair And Pale Skin IS My Passport"

11/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Joshua S. Treviño, a former speechwriter for the Bush administration and a co-founder of RedState.com, appeared to endorse racial profiling in border control on Monday.

Trevino wrote on Twitter, "Dear Border Patrol: my red hair and pale skin IS my passport, bureaucrats."

After criticism from other Twitterers, he later added, "For the record, kids: that border should be open, open, open. But if you're going to check documents, don't be a fool about it." He went on to say that he himself is half-Mexican (but, apparently, he doesn't look it). Accused of "self-loathing," he replied: "My loyalty is to my country, not my ethnicity."

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