So Bush is addressing the nation tonight on his plan for immigration. I, for one, feel that this is a most unwelcome change from his semi-annual updates on the many hearts and minds we are winning so methodically in the Middle East. What I really want to know, however, is when did immigration, like, become this big deal or whatever?
Seriously, though. One year ago, who cared about immigration? What changed between then and now? It's almost like Bush had a nightmare about his daughters marrying Mexicans and woke up in a cold sweat proclaiming to himself that he was going to seal up the borders. Although I think maybe it's time to do something on the issue, it really sprang up out of nowhere.
And of course, the president decides it is best to simply throw soldiers at the problem. And that's great. I really see no downside to that plan. Maybe when the entire African continent dies of AIDS, we can just repopulate those nations with soldiers? Maybe when the polar ice caps melt from global warming, we replace the ice with a bunch of soldiers on pontoons. The polar bears can walk around on the soldiers, and then eat them. It's like a two-for-one deal.
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