(What matters here people, is not the fact that Steve always seems to have the inside info but that he chooses to share it with ME—yep, he likes me best...not Brimelow, not Fulford...me. It's good to be the king...)
For those of you holding out hope for an earth shattering speech that is chock-full of new ideas or maybe even something resembling a strategy, I hate to rain on your parade but...not gonna happen.
From the press release:
"The reality is that there are many people on the other side of our border who will do anything to come to America to work and build a better life. They walk across miles of desert in the summer heat, or hide in the back of 18-wheelers to reach our country. This creates enormous pressure on our border that walls and patrols alone will not stop. To secure the border effectively we must reduce the numbers of people trying to sneak across."
Hmm...reduce the numbers of people trying to sneak across.
Look, the numbers of people trying to sneak across will shrink eventually because Mexico and Central America are running out of people to send—not because Bush II or any other politician has done anything to ebb the flow.
Taking credit for it though...that's almost as bad as Gore the Internet Inventor.
"The success of our country depends upon helping newcomers assimilate into our society, and embrace our common identity as Americans. Americans are bound together by our shared ideals, an appreciation of our history, respect for the flag we fly, and an ability to speak and write the English language."
Speak English...you're absolutely right, Mr. President...so why is the White House website available in Spanish?
The "tone" for tonight's address is supposedly this:
"On the tone of the debate: We must always remember that real lives will be affected by our debates and decisions, and that every human being has dignity and value no matter what their citizenship papers say."
Notable Exception: Unless your citizenship papers say American...we are apparently entitled to neither.
We do however get to pick up the tab...that Bush II, he's a giver.