This from a Southern California local newspaper editorial page:
Our esteemed president is quite the gambler.
Recently, I heard him ask that we give both the surge in Iraq and the so-called comprehensive immigration bill a chance.
A chance is something you take when you spend a dollar on a lottery ticket or try to score on a close play in your church softball league.
I would hope the leader of what, at least temporarily, is the most powerful nation in the world would show more vision.
Taking a "chance" on the surge, if it doesn't work, means a few hundred more Americans will be killed and wounded.
Taking a "chance" on an immigration bill could leave our borders insecure and lead us closer to Third World status.
Of course, both risks are worth taking for the president and other elites in the country. You can be sure their children won't be in Iraq, and their wealth insulates them from the burden of unchecked immigration, though only in the short term - something they may realize after it is too late to preserve America.
Thank you Lee Meese - you have put into perspective something that I do not think many people (myself included) would have thought in those terms.