22 February 2006
Veni, vidi, veto
The President has threatened to veto any legislation which would block the sale of half a dozen US port-operation facilities to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates.
Yeah, right, says McGehee:
If you'll recall, he also pledged to veto any campaign-finance reform bill that didn't meet a very specific set of requirements. You may also recall that the bill he was sent didn't even try to meet his requirements. And in case you need reminding, he signed it anyway.
Anyway, George W. Bush vetoing a bill is about as plausible as, say, Paris Hilton trying to stay out of the spotlight:
Mr. President, you can't call yourself a gunslinger if you can't ever bring yourself to sling a gun. Five years into your presidency you haven't vetoed a goddamned thing, despite having been sent platters of garbage that even Jimmy the Idiot Boy would have known better than to sign. So far you have preferred to eat it [rather] than send it back to the kitchen. Don't expect anybody to believe your veto threat now.
You think maybe he brought a knife to this gunfight?
Addendum: Rachel points out:
It seems there's only one American company that can run our ports. Do you think the newly security conscious Dems would prefer that alternative?
I suspect that if putting up with a subsidiary of BushCo is the price for sticking it to Bush, they'll sign on willingly.
Further addendum: E. M. Zanotti favors the deal, so long as the UAE keeps Michael Jackson.Posted at 11:25 AM to Political Science Fiction
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