Monday, March 06, 2006

Pretzel Logic

Raw Story: Kerry to introduce line-item veto bill

This thing is too complicated to sort out yet, but at first blush I don't think I like it.

The only upside I can see is that it puts even more responsibility for the sister ship of the HMS Titanic, the USS Deficit, on Shrubya's narrow shoulders. But nobody seems to give a shit about the deficit, which Americans take as seriously as they do global warming. If that is the only benefit, it is the very essence of a hollow victory.

The downside is much more troubling. I sure as hell don't trust Kerry, whose political instincts and commitment to principle are suspect, to say the least. I know if this nonsense (a) actually made it into law and (b) passed Constitutional muster, it would enable horrible things. And most important of all, the very last thing I want to see right now is a move to cede even more legislative authority to the executive.

2 Comments:

Blogger <-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

Um...why Kerry?

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, don't be upset. This is a GOOD thing. The moment Kerry submits the bill, the Democrats will have officially commited suicide, clearing the way for someone, anyone else who might actually represent the people. Of course, from the big-picture point of view it doesn't matter. Such a person will never be allowed to take office, even if elected.

5:33 AM  

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