Friday, July 14, 2006

Time for History

Here we are...waiting.

The a.m. started off with a news conference with the Gov. He had an event at 8:30 this a.m. in the Riverbend neighborhood in Des Moines (Ed Fallon's district?)

He said again how the legislators don't have the legal power to override his veto during special session. He said they're not doing this the right way. I asked him why he was doing the event now...just an hour or so away from when lawmakers were set to begin the override process.

He said he needed to show the implications of their action, if they override him. When are they supposed to see this? We don't have a 9am newscast. By the time they watch, this event should be long finished at the Statehouse. Or so we hope.

Boths sides caucused. Repubs were quick (No surprise. Not much drama in what they're about to do.) Dems first met with the Gov. (Last minute plea?) Now they're caucusing. Too bad they don't let us in those things. I'd like to be a fly on the wall. I heard Culver's talking to them, too. I wonder how long this will take.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the Gov. can Veto a bill after the Legislature adjourns, then the Legislature should be able to come back to override a veto. I don't think they should be able to do any admendments, new legislature or all those Senate Resolutions. There has to be some checks on the Gov. or he can just wait until the legislature adjourns and then just veto everthing.