"Backers say Bush plan goes beyond immigration"

White House spinmeisters now assure us that the Bush/Fox Amnesty is not only not an amnesty, it's an economic and Homeland Security issue:

President Bush's political strategists, taking note of the unpopularity of his immigration initiative as reflected in public-opinion polls, expressed confidence yesterday that the proposal will gain support as it is recast as an economic and homeland security issue.
"Once people have had a chance to educate themselves about the proposal and what it does, support for it will grow," said Christine Iverson, spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee...

I think once people have educated themselves about what this proposal really does, they're going to either stay home or write in Tom Tancredo.