Could the suspension of Davis-Bacon pass Congress as a stand-alone piece of legislation? Not likely. But the Rove model is to embed such lulus in the overall appropriation bill, forbid any amendments and attack any Democrats who cry foul. It will probably be harder to pull off this ploy the second time around, but give credit where credit is due: The Bush White House may not be remembered for promoting the general welfare or ensuring domestic tranquility, but when it comes to attacking the Democrats, its page in history is secure.This suspension of the minimum wage by Bush with the "Davis-Bacon" executive action is indefensible... What say you, Democrats? Up to having at this like a pinata?
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Karl Rove Thursday watch
The bright light continues to shine on the latest Rove tactics: Meyerson column from Wednesday...