While burying Bush's last State of the Union address, the Times editorial page showed its contempt for the GOP slate of candidates in Tuesday's lead editorial:
"Mr. Bush has included a call for immigration reform in all of his previous State of the Union addresses. But he has never matched that rhetoric with strong ideas or political passion. A push last year for comprehensive reform was defeated by his party's right wing, which continues to spread hatred on the campaign trail. His insight last night: 'Illegal immigration is complicated.'"