And in this corner, President George W. Chimpster, taking a firm position (all emphasis added):
Millions of illegal migrants in the United States -- mostly Mexicans -- have been called on to down tools, skip classes and stop shopping today in a boycott that threatens to enflame an already raw wound over immigration.
Marches and protests are planned across the country and some major plants are closing in anticipation of a dearth of workers. Jokes about liberal matrons missing their maids add grim levity to an increasingly acrimonious debate that divides the United States, and now threatens to emerge as a defining domestic issue of the remainder of George. W. Bush's presidency.
He warned against flexing too much immigrant economic muscle. "I'm not a supporter of boycotts," the President said.
Well, OK, maybe some of them:
South African President Thabo Mbeki beat a giant wooden drum to open a "friendship village" ahead of the UN Earth summit in Johannesburg as activists slammed US President George W. Bush for boycotting a conference dedicated to reducing mankind's vandalism of the planet.
See, principles are different when you're powerful. And white. And a Bush. Mostly that Bush thing, I'm guessing.