It seems like a big niche waiting to be filled. ... P.S.: Hillary Clinton, of course, could be the candidate to fill it. True, her problems are with the netroots left these days--but it's not at all clear to me that the netroots left is pro-amnesty, as opposed to Dobbsian populist. You'd think Hillary might be able to shift to a stance of outright opposition to Bush's reform without making them any angrier than they already are. ...
Update:Instapundit, with whom I was on the Hugh Hewitt Show today, seems to be thinking along the same lines. ... On the show I tried to express my deep suspicion that Hewitt overestimates the virtue of passing "something" in part because that would help Republicans put an issue that's dividing them behind them. I don't care that much about helping Republicans and don't understand why it's so necessary to have a bill now, especially if enforcement efforts are showing progress. A usefully sharp disagreement begins around 19:20 mark. ... 6:32 P.M. link
Thinly-sourced kf item of the day: May 4. Fred Thompson announces. ... 2:56 A.M.
The Agony of the LAT Reader, leavened only by the Agony of the LAT: Compare the accounts of last Saturday's pro-legalization immigrant march from the Associated Press and the LAT. The AP report, by Peter Prengaman, has useful new detail --that the marchers were angry about the latest Bush plan
that would grant illegal immigrants work visas but require them to return home ... and pay a $10,000 fine
--and also quotable quotes
"For my wife and I it would cost about $30,000 ... It's obvious Bush just wants to fund his Iraq war with our money."
The brief LA Times report had none of this. It says
Some marchers expressed frustration at the lack of progress in Washington but said it was important to make their voices heard.
A sentence that could not only have been written before this march took place but before virtually every march of the last 30 years for any cause. ...
P.S.: Remember, this is an event that took place in downtown Los Angeles a few blocks from the Times building. ...
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