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Bush Starts Spending Political Capital

No surprise there. He said he would. I just thought he’d be spending it to irritate liberals, not his base:

President Bush yesterday moved aggressively to resurrect his plan to relax rules against illegal immigration, a move bound to anger conservatives just days after they helped re-elect him.

The president met privately in the Oval Office with Sen. John McCain to discuss jump-starting a stalled White House initiative that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants who broke the law to enter the United States.

Ah, nuts. Tens of thousands of illegals flood across our southern border every year, many of whom are not from south of the border. This is nuts.

Good thing not all Republicans are lining up behind the president:

“An amnesty by any other name is still an amnesty, regardless of what the White House wants to call it,” said Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican and chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus.

“Their amnesty plan was dead on arrival when they sent it to the Congress in January, and if they send the same pig with lipstick back to Congress next January, it will suffer the same fate,” he said.

I’d like to believe there’s something more to this than payback to Hispanic voters for swinging Republican in this election. But I doubt it.

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