bush is for three things: what's good for his family, what's good for the wealthy, and what's good for the neocon movement. if those things coincide with what's good for america, then that's icing on the cake for him and the admin. unfortunately, the quagmire that we're in now isn't good for anyone, especially not iraq and america, but we're there until we leave, which ain't gonna be soon, and everything including the child healthcare bill suffers as a result.
what's funny about the white house's reasoning behind the veto is they say it benefits the middle class too much. did anyone notice how this is exactly opposite of the tax cuts that the admin enacted right after they took office? the huge protest (and it was a correct one) was that they benefited the wealthy while leaving the poor and middle class behind. now that the poor and even middle class stand to gain, they're fucked again. amazing. and he has no qualms about it. what an amazing stunt.
and whichever one of you said something about their PR, you're spot on. i'm of the opinion that they have a lot of the white house and VP office budget devoted to PR staff for spin control. they're the best at it that i've ever seen.
and mike how can you say that being in iraq is a good thing when we're there on a lie? no proof for any of the reasons given for going to war has ever been produced. the war was prosecuted on a lie, and a lot of americans and a lot more iraqis have died because of it.
By the waterside I will lay my head.
Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul.