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Bush's Dusty Veto Pen May Soon Get Busy

By Carolyn E. Price     Jan 6, 2007 in Politics
Bush's record of just 1 veto in 6 years may soon change
In nearly six years in office, President George W. Bush has only vetoed one bill. All that is most likely to change in the near future with the newly elected Democrat controlled Congress pushing ahead with their own agenda.
The Democratic takeover of Congress and the planned 100-hour burst of legislation sent parliamentary experts in both the administration and Congress scurrying to dust off the manual on vetoes and to brace for a possible onslaught.
The Democrats have not directly threatened to pull the purse strings out from under President Bush, but recent signals from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are not a good sign of things to come for him.
Pelosi's quote: "voters rejected an open-ended obligation to a war without end" and Reid is quoted as saying "no issue in this country is more important than finding an end to this intractable war.''
Both sides have been promising a bipartisan atmosphere will pervade throughout Washington, but a GOP strategist Charlie Black said of Bush "he won't hesitate to veto things he doesn't like. I don't think there will be very many things he has to veto. But if he does, he'll certainly be able to sustain them.''
Fasten your seat belts everyone, its going to be a bumpy ride.
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