Friday, June 22, 2007

Rudy In Seattle

Given the fact that the Washington State primary, which has been an on-again, off-again affair for a while now, is unlikely to be particularly important in the grand scheme of things, and is months away in any event, I haven't really been paying a whole lot of attention to the thirty-seven thousand different presidential campaigns that seem to be going on right now. But I did happen to read about the fact that Rudolf Giuliani came to Seattle for a fundraiser late last week. As a candidate, he laid out his positions on certain hot-button issues, seeking to define himself.

I found his position on illegal immigration to be entertaining, if remarkably un-pragmatic. Effectively seal the borders of the entire United States? Good luck with that. This sounds like something that's designed to play well in Peoria, but there's no way on Earth that it will ever really happen. Of course, all of the candidates are making unrealistic statements at this stage of the game. Well see how long it takes reality to intrude. Personally, I'm betting that it won't be allowed to show it's face until after the swearing-in.

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