As I thought (and hoped) would happen, it looks like the Immigration "Reform" Package (thicker than the Bible and with much more commentators) will not be jammed through the Senate without debate as of 1700 today. That's good. I never thought I would say this, but ... let the Senators keep talking.
It seems to me that the longer you get the chance to look at truth, the better it looks. So, why can the proponents of the bill possibly protest? Is it an urgent matter of nat'l security requiring immediate action? True nat'l security matters tend to get gummed up in the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body. One wonders how they manage such breathtaking speed and trust on an immigration bill that hasn't even been read, much less comprehended. How do you say shenanigan in Latin?
Hey, you have to give the McDevil his due, as he is limbering up good for the primary run. Romney (who has a little Mass. flip-flopper in him, I tell you) is now a staunch anti-immigration guy. It seems he has been spending some time with Republican primary voters. But in any event, Romney was getting after McSenator's bill, and the hair-triggered one did not appreciate it one bit. Here is the report from The Corner:
The New York Sun’s Ryan Sager just asked McCain to comment on Mitt Romney’s public criticism of the immigration compromise. McCain responded, “Maybe I should wait a couple of weeks and see if [his position] changes.” McCain then got in a one-two punch that hit both Romney’s alleged exaggerations about his hunting experience and his employment of immigrants for landscaping work: “Maybe he’ll get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn.”No, this ain't beanbag. It seems McCain is not going to finish fourth ... or fifth ... for the Republican Nomination without a fight.
But you know, it looks like McCurse is trying to shine the light away from his dust-up with Sen. Cornyn. No, McC is not the brightest guy, cussing out my senator and all when Sen. Cornyn just wants a little light shed on the Immigration Scriptures.
I think McC is secretly trying to emulate Pres. Bush and VP Cheney, who were lauded in some Republican circles for taking on NY Times reporters and Patrick Leahy "big time". So, he tries to get ahead in with Republican primary voters by cussing out Republicans. Guy is genius material, I tell you. Maybe he can be Bloombergs' veep.
Well, I may reappear later in the week, but likely won't post until our annual get-together on Memorial Day.
See you soon.