“The immigration plan is Bush’s first policy announcement of his reelection year, and aides said it was calibrated by Bush’s senior adviser, Karl Rove.”
Do you remember when Bush advisor DiIulio left, saying that the White House has no policy apparatus at all? Here’s a reminder, EX-BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS ESQUIRE: NO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION GIVEN TO DOMESTIC POLICY IN WHITE HOUSE AT ALL:
“There is no precedent in any modern White House for what is going on in this one: a complete lack of a policy apparatus,” DiIulio tells Esquire. “What you’ve got is everythingand I mean everythingbeing run by the political arm. It’s the reign of the Mayberry Machiavellis.”
Think about what that meant: Bush in office with no intent to govern the country at all. And here is an example of this. When policies are announced, whose office do they come from? The POLITICAL advisor.
The entire government functioninsolelyty to further the interests of the Republican Party and no other purpose.
Party over country, to an extent never before seen.