Whitman is really showing us the possible future of oligarchic politics if she survives this far more difficult than expected primary and then manages to pull out a victory against Jerry Brown, who's barely spent a dime so far, in the fall.
Sadly, this exchange says more about the current state of the immigration debate than the remarks of the President today. The little girl wants her mother to have papers, but hears that the President is sending people away if they don't.
The White House has been distracted by a sweet-talking Mexican foreign policy team. If Obama wants to help reduce violence south of the border, it is time for him to stop playing Calderón's game and to exercise real leadership.
When Mexico's President Felipe Calderon visits the White House on May 19, I hope President Obama takes time to mend the deteriorating U.S.-Mexico relationship, which recently soured over a trucking dispute.