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Veto Pen Symbolism

Posted by Mike on May 2, 2007

Presidents often try to send symbolic messages when vetoing legislation. Bill Clinton once vetoed a balanced budget with the pen LBJ used to create Medicare. Unfortunately for Clinton, the symbolism backfired when the pen ran out of ink during the veto ceremony.  Bubba deserved the Karma though because he was lying when he claimed the Republican-sponsored bill would have slashed Medicare.

Yesterday, an honest President revived the symbolic veto pen tradition. This time however, the symbolism accurately reflected the substance.

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One Response to “Veto Pen Symbolism”

  1. Ryan said

    There are cases, like this one, when Bush really does get it.

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