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Hugh Hewitt Reads The Bill
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May 21, 2007, 06:56 PM
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Hugh Hewitt is a Republican, and has generally supported President Bush over the past seven years. But after being told by Tony Snow and Senator Kyl that critics of the bill should actually read the thing, he has actually done so, and he`s not happy. He`s not happy in great detail, with eight posts on specific things that are wrong with it.[ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

His basic conclusion on the rush to amnesty is that it`s going far too fast, even if it were a good idea in the first place.

There are so many problems with this bill that it should not be introduced in the Senate absent a period of open hearings on it and the solicitation of expert opinion from various analysts across the ideological spectrum. Even were it somehow to improbably make its way to the president`s desk, if it does so before these problems are aired and confronted, the Congress would be inviting a monumental distrust of the institution. There is simply too much here to say "Trust us," and move on. The jam down of such a far reaching measure, drafted in secret and very difficult for laymen much less lawyers to read, is fundamentally inconsistent with how we govern ourselves. Summary Of The Fine Print Read, And NZ`s Easy To Use TextHugh Hewitt, May 20, 2007

The "too fast" conclusion, by the way, is shared by John Fund in the Wall Street Journal. I say again, John Fund in the Wall Street Journal thinks it`s going too fast!

And may I say that if Tony Snow asked me if I`d read the bill before criticizing it, I`d ask him if the Senators were going to read it before voting on it.