All of a sudden the man who presided over an explosion of government spending and debt under a Republican congress has become fiscally conservative now that the Democrats are back in control.
And what better way for him to show his fiscal prudence than by vetoing a bill to provide health care to poor kids.
Well, I'm sure there's nothing being spent on other things that could be used for that insurance. Oh wait...
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates asked Congress yesterday to approve an additional $42.3 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing the Bush administration's 2008 war funding request to nearly $190 billion -- the largest single-year total for the wars so far.