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Leading Indicator?


Our friend in Boston, Michael Graham, makes an interesting observation:

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick continues to be a leading indicator for the Obama administration. This week, in the middle of massive budget cuts, a new $1 billion tax hike and unemployment at 25-year highs, the Patrick administration is pushing a huge immigration plan that includes subsidized college tuition and drivers licenses for illegal immigrants.

The story is, among other places, here. I think there’s something to the “leading indicator” idea, but of course Obama faces a very different legislature than Patrick does (and I think even the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts would have a tough time passing all that in this environment). And remember the expiration date on all of Obama’s promises, like closing Gitmo.

Like I’ve been saying, Guantanamo is staying open and amnesty isn’t happening.