So what are those vital issues the American people are clamoring for Congress to address? Well, one, it turns out, is the dead issue of the minimum wage and the other involves medical research that, to date, hasn't cured one person or prevented one disease:
Senate Approves a Stem-Cell Bill; Veto Is ExpectedIf the stem cell bill isn't a waste of time because it may ultimately result in zilch, it's a frivolous use of the American peoples' time because the President has promised to veto it. So the bill is guaranteed to go nowhere.
By Carl Hulse, The New York Times
WASHINGTON, July 18 — Following two days of often personal debate, the Senate defied a veto threat by President Bush on Tuesday and approved legislation that would expand federal support of medical research using embryonic stem cells. (link)
Expect them to bring up Abu Ghraib next ...