"Aliens program costs Bush"
The WashTimes reports on conservatives who won't be voting for Bush this time:
Like a small but significant cluster of lifelong Republicans, the Tucson, Ariz., resident plans to make a statement by breaking with the Republican Party this year. The reason: He's furious over President Bush's proposal to grant resident status to illegal immigrants, known by critics as his amnesty program...
Not that Mr. Nixon plans to vote for the Democratic candidate, John Kerry.
"Kerry's no good, and Bush isn't good, either," he said. "I'm going to write in a candidate, [Rep.] Tom Tancredo [Colorado Republican]. Because of his stand on immigration."
..."Right now, there are 30,000 people on our e-mail lists who are planning to write in Tom Tancredo," said Dan Stein, executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform...
...the White House has remained mum on the issue since Mr. Bush announced his guest-worker proposal in January...
"I don't think this issue is going to carry a large sway with voters in California," California GOP spokeswoman Karen Hanretty said. "At the end of the day, the two issues that are going to matter the most in California are the ones that matter the most everywhere else: homeland security and the economy."
Strangely enough, I thought the immigration issue was a key part of homeland security and the economy. Silly me, hubristic Karen Hanretty.
Also, Bush has not been entirely mum on the Bush/Fox Amnesty. Just a few weeks ago he continued to push his plan at the LULAC conference. You know, the conference where some of the attendees didn't attend or walked out of his televised speech.