We have fanatics trying to roast their nuts on airplanes and blowing themselves up on our military base in Afghanistan, yet President Walking Eagle could barely manage to muster up the time it takes to mouth a few lame words to the American people.
But he can take the time out of his busy vacation schedule to sign his first veto. Because this was oh so by gosh, by golly important it just couldn’t wait.
HONOLULU – President Barack Obama has rejected his first piece of legislation from Congress, a stopgap spending bill that never had to take effect.
The White House on Wednesday said Obama exercised his right to send back to the Congress a temporary appropriations bill that lawmakers passed in case a winter storm about two weeks ago would have prevented them from approving a final measure to fund the Defense Department next year. The Dec. 19 blizzard didn’t keep them away from the Capitol and they approved the $626 billion defense spending bill before the previous budget expired.
The White House described the move as a technicality that the president took out of an abundance of caution, and that it was his first veto.
Whew! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to see he still has those audacious priorities in order.