It can only be good news for the Imperial Valley that U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexican President Vicente Fox had a good relationship while both were governors and that both seem intent on making that relationship stronger as chiefs of state.
The two got together for a meeting in Fox's hometown Friday, and got along wonderfully again, according to all reports.
Bush, who speaks a decent amount of Spanish, and Fox, who speaks fine English, can communicate with each other without translators and can talk directly to the people of the other countries. Bush demonstrated his concern for Mexico and its issues by making it his first trip to another nation as president.
Bush is familiar with border and Mexican issues, having been governor of Texas, which became a model state in dealings with Mexico. Bush has proved that a pro-active approach in business and other dealings with Mexico can make things on this side of the border prosper.