May 16, 2006, - 12:04 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
We raised a lot of questions before the Prez’s BS “5-Years-After-9/11-But-6-Months-Before-An-Election-I’m-Finally-Doing-Something” Speech, last night. And predictably, Mr. Bush did not answer ANY of them.
But, one question was answered in our own mind.
Bush did not say anything about expanding the program of using the National Guard on our borders beyond a year. That’s why he’s using the Guard. Because after a year–and safely past the Congressional elections in November, which is what this is all about–the program will sunset, and end forever. But no Guardsmen will have to be laid off.
If Bush were really serious, he’d hire 6,000 new Border Patrol Agents to do the job. But he won’t. Because in a year, he’d lay them off, stick us with the unemployment benefits bill, and have endless, just bitching all over the media by angry laid off Border Patrol Agents about how Bush doesn’t really care about the Border.
Which is exactly the case. Bush doesn’t care about the borders, or he wouldn’t have waited until 5.5 years into his presidency to do something about it.
But he does care about elections. And those are just 6 months away. Timing is everything.
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