Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ceremony to accompany border fence bill signing

This post is directed at several bedwetting Republicans in the blogospere (u know who u are) that were convinced that Bush would kill this legislation via the "pocket veto". Care to retract your earlier hysterical rantings ...Buehler?....anyone?

Congress yesterday sent the bill to build 700 miles of fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border to President Bush, who will sign it in a ceremony Thursday morning in the White House Roosevelt Room.

The decision to have a public ceremony is a reversal for the Bush administration, which had appeared reluctant to tie itself so publicly to the enforcement-only measure. Although Mr. Bush had committed to signing the bill, aides had said consistently over the past few weeks there would not be a signing ceremony. But Republicans in Congress had demanded a public signing, with leaders saying the bill is a major accomplishment that will help their re-election prospects.

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