I listened to an interview with Tom Tancredo (R) Colorado this evening; this guy pulls no punches and he's done his homework....at least on his hotbutton topic and mine...illegal aliens. As Bush wants to legalize the millions of illegals already in the country and do nothing to stem the hemmorhage out of Mexico, it was heartening to hear someone take up the gauntlet and challenge the administration. He came right out and said that it's going to be hard to drum up any opposition to this in Congress despite the latest Zogby poll that shows 71% of Americans want this problem returned to Mexico and 56% of Americans want the border secured. The democrats see the illegals as a future source of votes, Republicans like the cheap labor and the president sees it as a wedge to win more hispanic votes. Congress believes they can piss us off on this as its down on the list of issues for most Americans behind terrorism, the economy and education. He's apparently pissed off the administration with his vocal opposition enough that they're actively looking for a Republican to put up against him in the next primary...despite the fact that he's squarely behind the administration on every other issue. The real issue the administration is most at odds with Tancredo over is that he spilled the beans about the Mexican government's Office of Mexicans Abroad. It's a ministerial office presided over by one Juan Hernandez, a dual Mexican/U.S. citizen born in Texas. Mr. Hernandez has come out on the record stating that we aren't two countries, we're just one big region, and that Mexico has a strong desire to help more of their people attain dual citizenship and in the illegals getting legalized insofar as it preserves their ties to Mexico and it will give Mexico the power it needs to dictate American foreign policy. Damn, I wish there was a way to get this guy to run in 2004.