Guest blogged by Jon Ponder, Pensito Review.
Shorter George Bush: All Guns. No Butter:
The president's action was announced on Air Force One as Bush flew to Indiana for a speech expected to criticize the Democratic-led Congress on its budget priorities.
The $471 billion defense budget gives the Pentagon a 9 percent increase, roughly $40 billion.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) responded:
"That is not responsible and it is not credible,’’ Obey said of the vetoed bill. "There has been virtually no criticism of its contents. It is clear the only reason the president vetoed this bill is pure politics."