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  •  Opportunity (7+ / 0-)

    This could actually present a great opportunity for the Democrats.  They can take Bush to court and make a big deal about how they are fighting for the troops.  Then even if they lose and it is ruled as a veto, they could bring it back to the floor and force the Repugs to vote against the troops or against Bush.  And all of this in an election year...

    •  I like that idea. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      vard, greenearth

      "Even if [BUSH] weren't a complete idiot, which he is, he'd still be an asshole." Digby

      by Bob Friend on Fri Dec 28, 2007 at 05:37:04 PM PST

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      •  It won't work, it's a trick (3+ / 0-)
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        NonnyO, Waterhouse, timinpa

        Bush is playing semantic games to irritate the Democrats.

        Notice that he said

        In addition to withholding my signature and thereby invoking my constitutional power to "pocket veto" bills during an adjournment of the Congress, I am also sending H.R. 1585 to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, along with this memorandum setting forth my objections, to avoid unnecessary litigation about the non-enactment of the bill that results from my withholding approval and to leave no doubt that the bill is being vetoed.

        We can rewrite this as follows:

        [Meaningless nonsense.]  I am also sending H.R. 1585 to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, along with this memorandum setting forth my objections, [which constitutes a veto, but I'm going to fuck with you a bit as well, even though there's] no doubt that the bill is being vetoed.

        •  good point... (1+ / 0-)
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          Snarcalita

          another signing statement that as no legal status. The mere return of the bill + a veto. Or else we would be seeing recess appointments left and right.

          May the Schwartz be with you! http://www.ebaumsworld.com/endofworld.html

          by FLS on Sat Dec 29, 2007 at 12:22:35 PM PST

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