This is a truly depressing day for any of us battling on behalf of the undocumented immigrants in this country.
Governor Spitzer has backed off his courageous plan in the teeth of unprecedented hostility led by the likes of Lou Dobbs.
Just for once, a politician came up with a SOLUTION not a sound bite, and he has paid a heavy price for it.
None of the anti-immigrant forces howling for his blood have a solution to this immigration crisis. They seem to live in some fantasy world where if they scream and shout loud enough then things will be alright. Nothing is alright.
There are about 12 million undocumented immigrants living in this country and no-one knows who they are. Gov Spitzer's plan was a common sense solution.
Maybe that's the real problem here - the anti-immigrant people have lost all common sense.