Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Monday, May 15, 2006


A double positive from one poll number: most Americans are decent human beings, and Republicans admit that's not their base.

A New York Times/CBS poll last week found that 66 percent oppose the House's measure to build hundreds of miles of fences along the southern border. Sixty-one percent said illegal immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States for at least two years should be given a chance to keep their jobs and eventually apply for legal status. Just 35 percent agreed with the House's position that they should be deported.

But House members say they are convinced that their voters came to a very different conclusion from the marches -- the problem of illegal immigration is even more troubling than they thought, and House Republicans must stand by their position.


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