When John McCain proposed a campaign finance reform bill that George W. Bush deemed unconstitutional, Bush tried to kill it behind the scenes in congress. But Bush failed, and the bill passed. Since the bill was popular, Bush signed it, thus giving us an early introduction to his casual contempt for constitutional government. Today, though, he’s willing to break out the veto pen in order to try to prevent congress from reiterating the illegality of torture.
A Legacy of Torture