13 hours ago
Monday, May 15, 2006
Bush sending the National Guard to the Mexican border; Bush sent the National Guard to Iraq; Bush sending the National Guard to Mars
WASHINGTON - President Bush is ordering as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to increase enforcement at the Mexican border, part of a $1.9 billion drive to tighten security and win conservative backing in Congress for a broad election-year overhaul of the nation's tattered immigration laws.
The National Guard is being sent here, there and everywhere. Is the National Guard some sort of inexhaustible source of manpower that can be thrown at any problem that is politically pressing? Does anybody actually listen to this guy anymore?
I'm watching PCN's pre-game on tomorrows election and will switch to the Red Sox game on ESPN when it's over. John Micek of the Morning Call is giving his take but won't make predictions.