Tuesday, July 11, 2006

First Veto? Take Aspirin and Don't Call

Well, well, well, it seems Bush is ready to execute his first veto. According to Karl, Bush is "emphatic" about stem cell research not being funded or extended and will veto the Castle Bill if it passes the Senate.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 238-194 last year to pass the legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del. If the Senate approves the bill, it will go to the president's desk.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., who backs the bill, has said he will try to bring it up for a Senate vote soon.

If, in fact, this comes to pass you could consider this a defining example of what the Bush presidency is all about. Along with everything else here is a great chance to screw over a hundred million people with just the stroke of a pen. It is, I think, especially significant that he would use his first and probably only veto in 8 years of office to reject something supported by so many. It would be very rewarding to see this particular veto overturned.

Just when you think you have seen the bottom of the barrel these guys come up with another.

tip to huffpo

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