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Heard on the Hill: America’s Own Great Wall?

Herman Cain, Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has a plan for immigration.

“I just got back from China,” he said to a crowd of his supporters last week. “Ever heard of the Great Wall of China? It looks pretty sturdy. And that sucker is real high. I think we can build one if we want to! We have put a man on the moon, we can build a fence!”

Cain says his fence would be a hybrid between the Great Wall and “an electrical technology” — pause for a “Ren & Stimpy” flashback — but wait! There’s more.

“It will be a 20-foot wall, barbed wire, electrified on the top, and on this side of the fence, I’ll have that moat that President [Barack] Obama talked about. And I would put those alligators in that moat!”

Wait one second, Mr. Cain! Have you met Rep. Joe Walsh?

The Illinois Republican told HOH a few weeks ago that he was inspired by the same Obama speech in which the president insinuated that anti-immigration Republicans wouldn’t be happy even if the U.S. border was protected by a moat filled with alligators.

“A moat with a bunch of alligators would be a much more serious development than anything this president’s done [on immigration],” Walsh told HOH.

He is exploring legislation on how much it would cost the nation “to drop alligators in a moat.”

“It could be a jobs project, an environmental project, an animals rights project,” Walsh said.

Mr. Cain, HOH just found you a running mate!

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