AND IN THE SECOND HALF OF HIS SECOND TERM, THE DECIDER BECOMES THE VETOER
Yes, you've read that correctly. Bush will veto a bill. As you may know, that would be his second veto in 6+ years, after he put the kabbosh on a bill to fund stem cell research last fall. But let's read even deeper, shall we. Bush will veto a bill . . . which contains the words "September 11" and "antiterror" in its name!
I'm shocked. This would be like FDR vetoing a bit of New Deal Legislation, or Lincoln rejecting Congressional authorization to mobilize against the rebelling Confederate States. Because I'm not sure I've ever heard Bush speak about anything without referencing the day on which he failed us, or the all-encompassing "war" he declared upon a quasi-military tactic not long after that day.
So why, oh why, would he decide to veto this bit of legislatin'? Because the bill contains a provision that . . .
permits airport screeners to unionize.That's it. Nothing more. No banning of the Bible. Nothing about forced abortions, or mandatory gay marriage. No oaths of fealty to Osama, or admonitions to pronounce "nuclear" as "nuke-lee-er." Nah, none of that. Just a chance to guarantee collective bargaining rights for the incompetent schmucks that make you take your shoes off at the airport.
That's as far as I'm gonna wade into the labor relations aspect of this stupid story. But I just want to hear the Administration's explanations as to why it's rejecting antiterror legislation. Why it's putting it's own ideology regarding labor & unions over National Security.
Afterall, we're At War, right?