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Feb 1, 2007 1:17 pm

Bush gets an "A" in history

In a long interview with the editors of the WSJ President Bush was asked about his administration's policy on immigration.

His response would have merited a high grade in almost any professor's classroom:

GWB: I think raiding a business is more about enforcing the law. And conservatives tend to want to enforce the law. . . . This is an emotional issue. It's interesting. There have been periods in our history where nativism has had a strong appeal. Sometimes nativism, isolationism and protectionism all run hand in hand. We've got to be careful about that in the United States. The 1920s was a period of high tariff, high tax, no immigration. And the lesson of the 1920s ought to be a reminder of what is possible for future presidents.

Where has THIS Bush been all these years?

(I am unsure what he means by it being a period of high taxes. Taxes were famously low in the 1920s. Give him an A-. )

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Stephen Kislock - 2/24/2007

You did not have to grade him on geography, "the Country of Africa"?