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Monday, May 15, 2006

Bush On Immigration: "I Got Nothing"



He hinted at amnesty but claims its not amnesty and wasn't really sure what all would be involved for somebody to obtain "not amnesty" anyway. He mentioned a guest worker program - something that already exists and will continue to exist - but took no solid position on expansion or retraction. He wants to replace "catch and release" with "catch, hold longer in some imaginary facilities and then release."

It really was a purely political spectacle where a bunch of words spilled out signifying nothing. Oh sure, his spinners will take those words and spin them one way to Latinos and another way to the Tancredoistas. But really this was nothing more than an effort to say nothing while creating some ability to claim credit for whatever happens in the future.


... okay, he did offer one substantive item - sending some 6,000 folks from the National Guard to patrol the border temporarily (ignoring the fact the cut the budget to prevent the hiring of some 2,000 additional border patrol officers this year). The National Guard deployed to the border will not engage in law enforcement, mind you, but will, I guess, point out immigrants as they passby. Apparently Bush wants to one up Bill Frist for blatant political pandering. But with Bush you simply get the idiotic idea whereas you would've got a hundy in your pocket with Frist's pawing.

5 Comments:

  • Bush didn’t placate the pro-illegal groups by putting the Guard at the border or by advocating local law enforcement having the ability to do pseudo-Border Security. But, he did not placate the conservatives because he still advocated amnesty and everyone knows 6,000 National Guard along a 2,000 mile border who won’t act as Border Patrol really does about nothing.

    By Blogger Publius, at 11:13 PM  

  • Great picture. His clueless expression matches the speech perfectly.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:16 AM  

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    But alas, he'll always be "the chimp."

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