Okay, so yesterday, Bush vetoed the defense appropriations act because, although it gave him the money he asked for, it didn't give him a blank check to do whatever the crap he wanted to with our taxpayer dollars.
The question may be asked, why veto? Why not just sign it and add a signing statement, which he has done approximately ten billion times (NB: 750-ish times) over the course of his presidency. He loves to sign stuff and say, "Oh, hey, by the way, I don't plan to actually obey this law. The power of the presidency says I don't have to." So if these appropriations were, in fact, so very desperate, so very crucial to have rightthisverysecond, why take the time to send it back to Congress, when Bush has never had any compunctions about breaking his own laws in the past?
Why would you want to slow-walk the appropriations bill, President Bush?
Kagro X might know why.