A couple times a week, my liberal bias goes to feed at Talking Points Memo (among other places). Today there was a fascinating post about a Republican Congressman who changed the language of a bill that had already been passed by congress, as it waited for President Bush’s signature.
That’s right kids, the bill that the legislature passed was different than the bill that the President signed into law.
Pretty awesome, don’t you think?
To be fair, it wasn’t a huge change… but is any change beyond the authority of one man? Heck, even the President doesn’t have the Constitutional authority of the line item veto anymore (there was a line item veto law on the books briefly during the Clinton administration, but it was struck down by the Supreme Court in 1998).
The affair is discussed in greater detail here: Don Young v. The Constitution.
Surely this isn’t really what happened. Surely this is a case of shoddy journalism… of the liberal media running amok.
Then again, maybe not… here’s more from the Naples Daily News.