So much for 'compassionate conservatism'. Pres. Bush threatens a veto of a children's health insurance bill. That wild liberal Orrin Hatch has vowed to vote to override the veto.
This threatened veto shows just how partisan this administration is. He NEVER vetoed bills when it was a Republican Congress wasting money. Now that the Democrats are in charge he pulls out the pen.
He will have plenty of opportunity to veto wasteful spending by the Democratic Congress. A bill to provide healthe care to children is not the place to start. A rich nation has a moral obligation to care for its children- who, after all, cannot possibly be held responsible for their poverty. This is especially wrong after the President sent Sec. of Defense Gates to Congress to ask for more money (which would bring the total spending to over $700 billion by some estimates) for an immoral war.