From the Washington Post:
The House overwhelmingly rejected George W. Bush’s veto Wednesday of a $290 billion farm bill, but what should have been a stinging defeat for the president became an embarrassing episode for Democrats.
See, when you’re a Congressman, sometimes it’s hard to keep nagging details like legislation straight amidst your tight schedule of grandstanding and blowhardery. So occasionally you’ll send a bill to the President with, oh, 30-some odd pages missing (I don’t know which is worse – that nobody noticed an entire section missing, or that a “Farm Bill” can even be 34 pages short). But don’t fret, they’ll just pass the billions of dollars of obnoxiously unnecessary legislation again. And with the same overwhelming majorities, to be sure.
“We will have to repass the whole thing, as will the Senate,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. “We can’t let the farm bill just die.”
Collective sigh of relief. Wait, maybe “collective” is the wrong word to use here.