U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner brought a little light to Washington D.C. as he was on hand to turn on the lights of the official Capitol Hill Christmas tree.
Don: I lived through the lowering of standards for US Air Force enlistees in the early 1980s - Project 100,000. I eventually ended up separating all six of the troops sent to my squadron because they simply couldn't hack the mission. Lowering standards for the Border Patrol isn't going to improve things - it will simply cause them administrative headaches with sub-standard personnel and divert their effort from their primary mission. Not a good idea. )-: