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How does this man sleep at night?

No, seriously, how does he?

President Vetoes Second Measure to Expand Children’s Health Program
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Bush vetoed another children’s health bill on Wednesday, effectively killing Democrats’ hopes of expanding a popular government program aimed at providing insurance to youngsters in lower- and middle-income families.

It was the seventh veto of Mr. Bush’s presidency and the second veto of a children’s health bill. Mr. Bush rejected a similar bill in October, despite support from Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers sent Mr. Bush the updated version 10 days ago, and he had until Wednesday to reject the bill or let it become law.

“Because the Congress has chosen to send me an essentially identical bill that has the same problems as the flawed bill I previously vetoed, I must veto this legislation, too,” Mr. Bush wrote in a message conveying his decision to the House.

Maybe bullheaded adherence to misguided ideology has some sort of narcoleptic effect.

December 13, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink



Posted by: Richard at Dec 13, 2007 11:28:55 AM