The 5 words Bush didn't say

In an important comment last night during her guest appearance on Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room, Maria Elenas Salinas of Univision said the following about how Latinos are reacting to the anti-immigration movement unerfoot in America:


Whether this is a racial issue of not, I think, really when you start looking at the information, there are over half of Latinos in this country who do feel that this is a personal attack on their families, and we're talking about people who are American citizens and who are legal residents. They do believe this does affect them, even if they are not undocumented immigrants. And one of the things that we are seeing is definitely an increase in the amount of complaints about discrimination, about racial profiling and on hate crimes because of the tone of this issue that is a very emotional issue.
(read the entire transcript here)

President Bush, not surprisingly, did not use any words that speak to the fear and concern Salinas described. Instead, Bush spoke in terms that pandered to the panic of corporate CEOs and industry employers, unlawful businesses who use migrant workers to skirt fair labor laws and increase their profits.

Kudos to Maria Elena Salinas for casting light on the ugly truth at the bottom of President Bush's speech--for reminding us that this anti-immigration debate has become yet another attack of fear and division by the Republican party on the American public.

In response to Maria Elena Salinas' remarks, I wondered which words--if any--might have been missing from President Bush's speech, last night. What keywords were not in his speech?

Heading over to the transcript of the President's speech made available by the White House, I used the 'Find' function to find words that Bush failed to used, last night. Interestingly, the missing words are the very words Salinas uses to describe how Lationos feel about the current political situation.

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