No, this bad idea is not the Bush proposal to give a couple billion to the same old defense contractors who own his Administration. That's too easy.
This bad idea is the president's proposal to add 6,000 border patrol agents by the end of 2008. It is inevitable that rushing thousands of people through training just to have a certain number of border patrol agents by a certain date will result in too many bad hires and too many unfit border patrol agents cowboying around, creating international incidents.
How many border patrol agents should there be? Don't know.
But each one should be hired with care.