Monday, May 15, 2006
Is the President playing small ball? Is it plausible that another 6000 people (first National Guard to be replaced by new INS agents) will be the big thing that it will take to seal the border? It seems clear now that nothing is going to be done to put pressure on illegals that are already here (tamper-proof plastic cards are a bit underwhelming), so securing the border is practically the only control remaining as to who will be here and for what purposes. Maybe that's all we can do, but then shouldn't we make sure that it is done right? The President needs a home run, but he's got his bat on his shoulder, hoping for a walk.