"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Bush Tonight

(Updated to compensate for drunken misspelling last night, added a few bits too)

"We are a nation of laws, and we must obey our laws."

Wonder what Glenn Greenwald would have to say about this.

He also spotlights the role of technology, suggesting that federal money will be used to buy sensors and the like. Guard will be used to build stuff, but not to be Minutemen.

The practice of "catch and release" is over. We're gonna build a bunch of detention centers to hold people awaiting deportation.

On the other hand, we will have to have a guest worker program, so that foreigners can come work here (presumably for less than minimum wage), providing they can pass a background check.

New guest worker ID cards will employ biometric technology. A portent of things to come?

If you've been here a while, if you pay a fine and pass some tests, you can become a citizen, because people who are already connected are ok.

Marines who've been wounded in battle can be citizens too. Support our immigrant troops!


In general, I think Bush's rhetoric is actually somewhat right on here, and if he means that "guest workers" would have the same rights and protections as a regular citizen, and not be an exploited sub-class, this is all good.

I think his base will be disappointed though. (update: sure 'nuff)