SOME WEE ADVICE….Peter Beinart offers George Bush some advice on immigration policy:
Perhaps a more enlightened Republican friend will come to Bush and say this. “Your presidency isn’t hanging by a thread; your presidency is already over. You staked it on the war in Iraq, and you lost. Even if Republicans do hold Congress this fall, they will never again acquiesce to your wishes. Your hopes of passing any kind of agenda are over. So think about your legacy. If historians say anything kind, it may be that you helped the Republican Party ? which benefited so shamefully from the civil rights backlash ? lay down the burden of race. Politically, you are going to lose either way. Why not do it with dignity?”
Why do I have a feeling that no one is going to propose this brand of enlightened capitulation to our commander in chief? Nice try, though.