Sunday, August 07, 2005

Doyle's Veto Flip Flop: Part II

From an article by David Callender at the Cap Times:

"No one should be able to create new laws through the use of a veto," Doyle told a legislative panel considering the amendment in 1992. "As we all learned in our studies of good government, laws should be written by the Legislature and either approved or rejected by the governor."

Doyle took a similar tack when he was running for governor three years ago, telling a candidates' forum, "I don't think you should be able to go in and take a word out there and a word out here and create a whole new sentence."

Look for a generous helping of these quotes in the next few months as the Republicans push their plan to rein the governor's veto power in. I mean, they're just doing what Attorney General Doyle wanted, right?