Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Even House Speaker Dennis Hastert recently told a TV interviewer he wishes the President had vetoed some bills that he's signed.
I know...the President continues to shape his image as a nice guy who doesn't want to be seen as negative and mean-spirited. But at some point, one must ask what difference it makes to have a Republican in the White House if all we get is a measly tax cut and the rest of pork and business as usual.
There is supposed to be a difference between the parties. Even though the President's victory was razor-thin, he won't add to his margin next time around if he gives in to everything Democrats want. If he finds nothing wrong with Democrat legislation, voters might conclude that having a Democrat in the White House doesn't matter. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.