Ted Kennedy must be ear-to-ear gin blossoms today, and Bush is probably feeling fantabulous as well. Why? Because they’re helping do a job most Americans don’t want to do — because that job is so stupid.
The Senate just took a procedural vote, and the resuscitated Immigration Reform Bill is still alive, increasing the likelihood that it could ultimately pass on to the House. The vote was 64-35 in favor of keeping it breathing.
As near as I’ve been able to tell, since the stated goal would be to legalize 12 million illegals followed by “securing the border,” the Immigration Reform Bill will therefore consist of two steps:
Step 1) Inform everybody that if they haul ass to the U.S. and get in illegally fairly soon, they’ll be granted legal status and won’t even owe any back taxes if they earn some money in the meantime.
Step 2) Build a big wall.
Huh? I guess we’ll be locking everybody in. Good plan.
I prefer Janet Folger’s proposal, which is for the government to lead by example and make the White House and Congressional offices just as insecure as the occupants of those places have made the rest of the country. Won’t happen. Why? You guessed it — because it’s stupid, and they only do stupid if they’re isolated from the results.
Update: Here’s Ann Coulter’s take on it all. Sorta sums it up nicely.