Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennesse [send him mail] informed the Judiciary Committee that he would introduce his own immigration reform bill should the committee fail to agree on a version before next week's Congressinal recess.
True to form, the committee had not come to an agreement by yesterday's deadline and Senator Frist introduced his bill (PDF here):
Yeah...I'm not really okay with the increase in green cards but every cloud has a silver lining:
NO GUEST WORKER PLAN...NO AMNESTY!!!
Senator Frist is one of the strongest Republican candidates for President in 2008 and recently won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
This is what I think we can safely derive from the Frist legislation:
Senator Frist has sifted through all the garbage the Raza lobby has sold to the MSM and instead—wait for it—listened to the American voters.
What a novel approach...
Come election time the voters will want to see some real reform and a guest worker plan/amnesty deal won't cut it...it will succeed only in enraging the American public and I think Frist may have figured that out.
Now if only some of his buddies (Specter, McCain and the Gang) would come on board...