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had an interesting discussion
on President Bush's border strategy.
Note that Korb and McGinnis disagree on whether 6,000 National Guard troops are enough to do the job.
"I mean, it's more symbolic than anything else. I mean, if you really wanted to do this, you would have to put -- and I think I've seen figures, you know, 50,000 to 60,000 people there, if you really wanted to do it right."
"Six thousand people is doable. Anything he's going to ask the Guard to do I'm sure they're capable of doing. But I think it can be done smarter, and it can be done better if the Border Patrol and the Guard were allowed to collaborate on this, just as we did with issues like this previously and the drug war. So there's a long history here between the Guard -- a good positive history between the Guard and the Border Patrol."
By the way, moderator Judy Woodruff still looks pretty good. But I still can't get over how she was a total bitch while interviewing first lady Barbara Bush at the '92 Republican Convention. Another part of my conservative conversion.....