The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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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Believe it or not, when I wrote that, I was thinking not of an actual past president named Jimmy, but of the so-named drooling cartoon nephew of a cartoon character named George Liquor -- both created by a fellow named Kricfalusi.

I did, however, see an immediate alternative application of the epithet, and saw that it was good.

Posted by: McGehee at 1:00 PM on 22 February 2006

The reason behind Bush's signing everything put in front of him is simple. He cannot read. When he got the big job, someone told him that they would occasionally bring papers to him and that he should scribble his name on the dotted line. That's all he knows how to do.

Posted by: Winston at 6:13 AM on 23 February 2006

Is that the best you can do, Winston?

The problem with Bush is that his enemies are so pathetic.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 8:55 AM on 23 February 2006

Don't mind Winston. His blog is aptly named.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:31 AM on 23 February 2006

I try not to read too much into blog titles, for the simple reason that rather a large number of them are farging inexplicable. (Coming immediately to mind: Defective Yeti.)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:54 AM on 23 February 2006

I think the first time I saw that title I thought it was "Detective Yeti," which got me thinking of the possibilities for a TV cartoon show called "The Abnominable Gumshoe."

Then I realized he'd have to wear snowshoes instead of gumshoes, and the whole concept just fell apart.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:57 AM on 24 February 2006

"Inspector Gadget, did you?"

Posted by: CGHill at 10:28 PM on 27 February 2006