Yesterday, Steven Benen at Crooks and Liars posted that officials are saying that the immigration effort and the push for an immigration deal as helped break the deadlock around Bush’s policy initiatives and is allowing his administration to get back on track with policy making in the US.
On this sunny Saturday, I’m very interested to know what you think about this idea.
It could be argued that the White House negotiations allowed for some bi-partisan piece of legislation in the Senate where McCain’s flip-flop on the issue left a major republican vaccuum of leadership on immigration. However, we must not forget that Bush’s White House proposal was a major obstacle towards immigration negotiations just a few weeks ago. Major policy leaders, journalists and politicans alike called the plan misguided, and unworkable.
What do you think Bush’s legacy will be around immigration reform?