For only the second time during his Presidency, George W. Bush has seen one of his vetoes reversed.
The House quickly rejected President Bush's veto of a $290 billion farm bill Wednesday, and the Senate was poised to follow suit, a stark rebuke of a president overridden only once in his two terms.Republicans abandoned the president (and their House leadership) in droves over this bill, designed to provide assistance to farmers and pay for nutrition programs.
Supporters praised the spending on food stamps and emergency food aid.One would have to wonder, then, who Kansas Republican Representative Jerry Moran works for- he voted against today's successful override.
"Twenty-five percent of my state is now in need of food assistance," said Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter, R-Michigan. "I work for them, not for the president."