Proving once again that a compassionate Republican is about as difficult to find as a needle in a haystack, President Bush used his veto torpedo to sink the bipartisan $35 million dollar increase in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Critics point out that Bush's tough stance against SCHIP is contradictory to his "No Child Left Behind" Act and even his more controversial veto of the on government funding of human steam cell research on embryos.
White House officials maintain, however, that there is no contradiction in the President's policy concerning children. Insisting the President's recent veto is entirely consistent with his "No Child Left Behind" Act and that of his veto he used to protect aborted embryos from government funded research.
"The President is merely giving tough love to the nations growing ranks of the uninsured. He merely is giving the nation of uninsured children an ounce of preventive socialized medicine now in order to avoid a pound of increased taxes for the well healed later," said the White House spokesman.
It appears on the surface that the only children he is concerned with are those that are already dead and come in a glass tube, or, if the child is already born alive and healthy enough to keep up with the rest of us, counter critics.
"Provided Bush still appears to be the sole champion protecting aborted embryos from government steam cell research facilities with our tax dollars, he will continue to appeal to his Right Wing Fundamental Christian supporters," said a Bush administration insider. "I don't think they will even notice the number living children stricken with easily preventable illness and disabling diseases filling up the front pews of their churches during faith healing prayer revival meetings. What about you?"