Friday, June 09, 2006

All Bluff And No Stuff: W's Got No Spine For A Veto

Thanks to the fiscal conservatives of the W, Rove and Co, we have another budget buster bill about to get the Presidential Okey Dokey. All that jabber about vetoing a bill that was over 92 billion turns out was hog wash - or designed to get him some sway in the move to approve a presidential line-item veto. Which, would you give him line-item veto if he's proven time and again that he can't even deploy the regular veto in the first place?
Q Will the President veto the $94 billion supplemental because it's above the $92 billion that he asked for?

MS. PERINO: Well, I understand that they've reached an agreement. We have not seen the details of the agreement. We're going to take a look at it. What the President had said was that there was the $92.2 billion limit, plus avian money. So we need to take a look at what the details are, and we'll hopefully be able to get you more this afternoon.

Q But the agreement is not for $92.2 billion?

MS. PERINO: Plus avian, which is what we need to look at it.

Q So there's a chance that he will accept the $94 billion?

MS. PERINO: If it fits those parameters of the avian money, we'll have to take a look at it, yes.

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