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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Bush Tries to Mend Relations With Mexico

President Bush left Mexico today without reaching concrete agreements with the new Mexican president on a host of issues, from greater cooperation on attacking drug traffic to extending protections for Mexican farmers who grow corn and beans.

But as he sought to mend ties with Mexico, Mr. Bush vowed to step up his efforts to persuade Congress to approve a bigger guest-worker program for Mexican migrants and to provide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrations living in the United States, most of them from Mexico and Central America.

President Bush said the mood in Congress had changed, and he was optimistic that he could persuade moderate Senate Republicans to join Democrats to overhaul immigration laws. Mr. Bush said the proposed changes would create a border where trade flows freely but criminals and terrorists face stiff obstacles.

“A good migration law will help both economies and will help the security of both countries,” Mr. Bush said at a joint news conference with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico. “If people can come into our country, for example, on a temporary basis to work, doing jobs Americans aren’t doing, they won’t have to sneak across the border.”

James C. McKinley, Jr.

So President Clueless is still singing the "jobs Americans won't do" song, oblivious to the fact that the statement has become satire of itself. But if that isn't enough to convince you that he is either unrepentantly evil or stupid or both, try this out:

“We have a very good chance of getting the bill out of the Senate, because Senator Kennedy is one of the best legislative senators there is,” President Bush said. “ He can get the job done.”


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