Saturday, January 5, 2008

Bush plays Slick Willie with “establish”

The Bush Administration is claiming a law blocking the White House from using any money to “establish” any program to let Mexican trucks in the U.S. doesn’t apply to a “demonstration” program started in September because it was already “established” before the legislation was passed.

Considering the bill passed by veto-proof margins, will Congress actually do anything? Well, enough border-state GOP Congressmen may get scared enough, perhaps.

A court hearing is scheduled Feb. 12 over a lawsuit filed to block the demonstration program. Five bucks says the hearing happens before Congress raises a finger.

Of course, if many Democrats still in Congress hadn’t passed NAFTA in the first place…