[[R E C O R D S]] * As USA Today reported yesterday, George W. Bush--having now served 1,889 days in the White House--“becomes the longest-sitting president since Thomas Jefferson not to exercise his veto, surpassing James Monroe. Monroe was in office 1,888 days before he vetoed his first bill on May 4, 1822. Jefferson never exercised his veto during two terms in 1801-09.”
I’ve said it before, but I shall say it again: Why does Dubya bother to speak out in favor of the line-item veto, if he doesn’t have the cojones to use the power he already has?
READ MORE: “The Real Budget Crunchers,” by Bruce Bartlett (The New York Times).