Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Let's Hope It Works Out Better than Campaign Finance Did

Senate Republicans have decided not to try to block the $122 billion Iraq spending bill--the one laden with port projects similar to ones Democrats vowed not to put into bills--but, instead, they will rely on President Bush to veto the bill.

A lot of conservatives are skeptical of this approach, given the president's reluctance to veto legislation. But President Bush has nothing to lose by vetoing the bill and forcing Democrats to present one more suitable or defund the war, which would make them responsible for a loss in Iraq (something politically unpalatable for them).

I hope this works better than the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance law did.