A Bush and Co. conspiracy theory â€¦
I have a conspiracy theory, and like all conspiracy theories I have to weave together some seemingly unrelated threads.
First, while the conventional wisdom is that Bush is sending national guard troops to the Southern border to shore up the Republican base before the November elections, he couldn't have done a worse job in his Monday speech if he had tried. Notice how he talked about "comprehensive immigration reform" and a "temporary worker program" -- exactly the things his conservative base hates.
It failed miserably, as Bushco knew it would, and I think that's a sign that they've given up on conservatives for the short-term, and are focusing on the long-haul.
Thread two: Dick Morris, that sanctimonious hooker-hound, is down in Mexico teaching right-wing presidential candidate Felipe Calderon how to do dirty politics:
A solid dose of negative campaigning has tightened up Mexico's three-way presidential race, generating a spate of stories about the influence of controversial U.S. political strategist Dick Morris.
Reports in the Mexican press are raising questions about how connected Morris might be to the campaign of Felipe Calderon. The conservative Calderon is competing with leftist Andres Manual Lopez Obrador and populist Roberto MadrazoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦OK, Morris is also running around in the rightwing press back home writing ridiculous columns about Obrador with titles like "Menace in Mexico" and "Mexico's Hugo Chavez". Now, Obrador's a center-left guy and no Hugo Chavez. He's more like Nestor Kirchner or Lula da Silva. But that's just a fact, and those don't count.
Still with me? Ok.