The Senate voted today to revive the faltering immigration bill, but its ultimate passage remains uncertain. President Bush has been harshly criticized for not doing much to support the bill, which he apparently doesn't understand according to another verbal blunder he blurted today just hours before the Senate vote.
"You know, I've heard all the rhetoric - you've heard it, too - about how this is amnesty," Bush said. "Amnesty means that you've got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that."
Whoa, let's rewind that and try again. The presidential gaffe was so off-base that White House flak Tony Snow scrambled to issue a statement to correct his boss, who "misspoke" and said "the exact opposite of the president's long-held and often-stated position" on the bill. Ouch.
Maybe Dubya should call Amnesty International for a definition of amnesty, although they haven't been on the best of terms lately. Or just try Webster's if there's a copy in the Oval Office.