Sunday, May 15, 2011

The 34% solution

The border with Mexico is 1,900 miles long. About 650 miles of it are fenced against illegal immigrants. Our President calls the fence "basically complete."

It follows, then, that our President defines "basically complete" as 34% complete. Or perhaps less. I'm sure 32% would qualify. Maybe even 25%.

In fact, it doesn't matter to the President whether we have control of our southern border. The GAO says we only have effective control of 50% of it. At what point does sovereignty becomes suspect? According to the President, effective control would be somewhere in the low 30% range.

Perhaps our President meant "complete" in the sense of "over, done with, terminated, stick a tenedor in it." Or maybe it's just affirmative action for fencing material.

1 comment:

Jason Gillman said...

Maybe he could consider his presidency complete at 34% of the term?