Bush signs Border Fence bill
This afternoon, President Bush signed a bill to build a 700-mile long fence along our southern border with Mexico. I've had mixed feelings about a fence, but if it really works rather than just shuffling illegals to a different entrance point, it's probably worth the very high cost. Current estimates are between $5 billion and $7 billion, but as with all things government I'd expect it to go over budget. This was obviously a very political move, as well, trying to motivate the GOP base to go to the polls in a week and a half. My guess is that mainstream media will give this story a few seconds of coverage and then spend several minutes talking about how October is already the worst month for US deaths in Iraq in over a year.
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