Fox News has a roundup of some quotes regarding Bush’s recent veto of a bill expanding health insurance coverage for poor children. What is surprising is how many Republicans disagree with the President on this.
“I believe this is an irresponsible use of the veto pen. I hope the House can garner enough votes to override the President.” –Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore.
“Unfortunately, I believe that some have given the president bad advice on this matter, because I believe that supporting this bipartisan compromise to provide health coverage to low-income children is the morally right thing to do. I hope that we can muster enough votes to overturn this veto.” –Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.
“This is an important program with bipartisan support, and I’m committed to a responsible extension. … Any long-term extension must include an effective plan focused on enrolling children who currently qualify but who for whatever reason are not signed-up, anything less is irresponsible.” –Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., R-La.
When liberals and conservatives agree on something, it’s probably a good idea. And if it’s a good idea, Bush will be against it.
Because Jon Stewart is wrong, Bush is really, really, really, really stupid.