Daring Bush to Veto

The GOP has had a rough month. Liberal interest groups are running brutal TV ads that take a page from adopt-a-starving-African-child commercials. Adorable children stare wide-eyed into the camera as a voice-over criticizes President Bush and members of his party for blocking a $35 billion expansion of the popular State Children's Health Insurance Program ("George Bush just vetoed Abby," intones the narrator). And sick kids, it turns out, are just the first salvo: Democrats have lined up an array of heartwarming--and expensive--bills that will be potentially embarrassing for Bush to veto.

The President has made no secret that he intends to...

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