Congress hands Bush first veto override:

President Bush suffered the first veto override of his seven-year-old presidency Thursday as the Senate enacted a $23 billion water resources bill despite his protest that it was filled with unnecessary projects.

...The bill funds hundreds of Army Corps of Engineers projects, such as dams, sewage plants and beach restoration, that are important to local communities and their representatives. It also includes money for the hurricane-hit Gulf Coast and for Florida Everglades restoration efforts.
Actually, Bush getting his first smackdown would be more impressive if he hadn't only had to issue his first veto in July of 2006, thanks to the useless, rubber-stamping bastards of the GOP-majority Congress who gave him everything he wanted for nearly six uninterrupted years.

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