Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This is a Press Relase from the POTUS Press Secretary trying to spin...I mean...clarify, yeah, clarify, the President's earlier remarks. Bush's statement that's being clarified is italicized:
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Tue Jun 26 2007 11:57:55 ET
Earlier today, in speaking about comprehensive immigration reform, President Bush misspoke. He told a group, “You know, I’ve heard all the rhetoric – you’ve heard it, too – about how this is amnesty. Amnesty means that you’ve got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that.” This has been construed as an assertion that comprehensive immigration reform legislation before the Senate offers amnesty to immigrants who came here illegally. That is the exact opposite of the president’s long-held and often-stated position.