Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Now That’s Reform

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo explains Bush’s immigration reform policy:

After more than a little trying I think I’ve finally gotten a handle on this immigration debate. Or at least the president’s slice of it, which goes by the name of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’. If I understand this right, ‘comprehensive’ reform is reform that’s so comprehensive that it reforms the thing in question in every way possible at the same time.

So, for instance, comprehensive sex reform — which, given how things are going in Washington, could be just around the corner — would mean expanding abstinence education and reducing the number of sexually active teenagers while also fulfilling the universal dream of teenagers everywhere to get laid.

When you put it that way, I’m sure a lot of people between the ages of 16 and 21 are all in favor of it…