As the congress is in an uproar over the Dubai ports deal the President says he may actually find his veto pen.
“They ought to listen to what I have to say about this. They’ll look at the facts and understand the consequences of what they’re going to do,” he said. “But if they pass a law, I’ll deal with it with a veto.”
First of all Mr. President here is the problem with this plan-o-yours. You’ve never ever veto’d something. And you’ve pretty much let the lunatics (congressmen and senators) run the assylum. So this action pretty much is going to guarentee a failed veto. That combined with your inability to set up an heir that requires the party machine to unify behind him
(as illustrated by this)
“The decision to finalize this deal should be put on hold until the administration conducts a more extensive review of this matter,” said Frist. “If the administration cannot delay this process, I plan on introducing legislation to ensure that the deal is placed on hold until this decision gets a more thorough review.”
Bill Frist still trying for Election 2008 politics….
and on that note the President again plays the game of politics VERY badly
“After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward,” Bush told reporters who had traveled with him on Air Force One to Washington. “I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company. I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, `We’ll treat you fairly.'”
I am sympathetic to the President’s point…. but the fact he says why are they held to a different standard shows a lack of sensitivity to why this is an issue.