Buried lede of the week

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July 18 2006 3:52 AM

Buried Lede of the Week

Did Clinton hint we went to war for Israel?

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[P]assing the bill would give the impression that Congress has done what it needs to do to secure the borders. Then "our" representatives would be free to get on with codifying amnesty plus practically unlimited levels of legal migration.

I suspect the pro-legalization forces have vastly underestimated the symbolic ability of fences and walls--especially real, as opposed to "virtual" fences and walls--to placate the Tancredo anti-illegal faction. Santorum proposes only the "virtual" kind of fence, but smart McCain-Bush-Kennedy conspirators could always make agreeing to the "actual" kind seem like a dramatic concession.

Wall + Semi-Amnesty

would seem to be the one-two punch opponents of legalization should worry about. 4:27 P.M.

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Kos Defends _______! Steve Smith:

It seems Jerome Armstrong has a new client....

P.S.:  Kos' post could also show that he has a mind of his own. (It's everyone else who needs to toe the line!) ...

P.P.S.: Since Kos is more influential than mere Senators and Congressmen, I guess this controversy is settled. ... [Note to Andrew Sullivan: Yes, you have to click on the links to understand what the hell this item is about. Sorry for the inconvenience!]  2:26 P.M. link

Hotelling in Mexico: Not a Travel Guide! Instapundit says it's "kind of odd" that Mexico would split 50/50 right after the U.S. split 50/50. No it's not! ... 12:59 P.M.

Friday, July 7, 2006

Tomorrow's CW Today: Fresh Bush chief of staff Josh Bolten says he doesn't want to be judged by poll results. Good thing for him. But wasn't Bolten being hailed as a "momentum"-building genius a couple of weeks ago? I think he was!

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