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Bush’s Immigration Play—Going For The Niceness Vote

The New York Times coverage this morning says that Bush is not so much

pitching for the Hispanic vote (which is actually pretty inconsequential) as

to the Niceness vote. That is, Wednesday’s proposal is aimed at uncommitted

not-very-attentive white middle-class floating voters who are turned off by

anything their local newspaper or network TV news program can spin as

“shrill,” “divisive,” “mean-spirited,” etc. etc. I think this is probably

right (though in fairness, it should be pointed out that UPI’s Steve Sailer

said it first).

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