Thursday, April 20, 2006

Kaine's Vetoes all survive.

The AP reports that All seven of Kaine's vetoes of legislation passed this year were upheld by the legislature, apparently protected by democrats who previously voted for many of the measures but now acted with the new partisanship championed by the Governor who pledged to work across party lines and even delivered a State of the Union Response extolling the "bipartisan" nature of Virginia's politics:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Republican-controlled General Assembly failed Wednesday to override any of Democratic Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's seven vetoes, including a bill that would allow motorists to carry firearms in glove compartments.
"Seven-for-seven on vetoes is something I feel good about," Kaine told reporters. "People hung together very well on those. ...It was a good, productive day."

By "people", it appears he means "fellow democrats":

In the House, the closest legislators came to overriding a Kaine veto was Del. Clifford L. "Clay" Athey's concealed-weapons exemption for motorists. The veto was sustained on a 61-36 vote, largely on party lines and five shy of the two-thirds majority needed to override it.

No mention in this article of what happened to the bill to have DMV voter forms ask if the applicant is a citizen.

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