Brush Clearing of the Day
In an astounding confluence of callousness and stupidity we see the Bush presidency in perfect microcosm. SChip would have provided needed health care to working-class and poor children throughout the country. Bush used a veto yesterday against the bill, defying Republicans like senators Grassley and Hatch who had worked this carefully through the process. Hurting children (and his own party), Bush chips away. This is his explanation in today's Times: "My job is a decision-making job and as a result, I make a lot of decisions." Now I get it.