Thursday, July 27, 2006

Politics & the VRA Extension ...

It's like we've been saying for a while now:

USAToday: "Bush signed the [Voting Rights Extension] amid fanfare and before an South Lawn audience that included members of Congress, civil rights leaders and family members of civil rights leaders of the recent past. It was one of a series of high-profile ceremonies the president is holding to sign popular bills into law. The Republican controlled Congress, eager to improve its standing with minorities ahead of the November elections, pushed the bill through even though key provisions were not set to expire until next year."