You’ve probably read this story already, where President Bush, with less than two weeks left in his term, is threatening to use his veto pen. (I wasn’t sure he had one.) But read closely and you’ll see what’s really wrong here:
In a move being coordinated with the Obama transition team, senior Bush administration officials are preparing to ask lawmakers for the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue package, despite intense opposition in Congress, sources familiar with the matter said.
Think about that. Congress wrote a bill so boneheadedly stupid that it allows a President to use his veto to mandate spending. Not to stop spending, but to create more of it. That’s about as irresponsible a Congress as I’ve ever seen.