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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Monday, May 15, 2006

The $100 gas rebate in border protection

Remember that $100 dollar rebate that Bill Frist proposed to combat high gas prices. It was seen as a temporary fix to a long term problem while being too little to late, and was pulled days later.

Posting national guard troops on the border is the same policy on a different issue. It's a short term fix and if the President really felt this strongly about immigration, he would have proposed this long ago.

It's little more than a fig leaf to conservatives who are dissatisfied with the President, and I'm not sure how much good it's going to do.