The Corner

Veto, Anyone?

I’m on board with the SOTU consensus: The foreign-policy stuff up front was pretty good, the domestic stuff later on less so. I didn’t bristle his the comments on steroids, though I’m not sure what the president can do about the problem. What did grab my attention was this pledge: “Any attempt to limit the choices of our seniors, or to take away their prescription drug coverage under Medicare, will meet my veto.” Excuse me, but exactly which politicians are campaigning on the idea of taking away prescription-drug coverage? I wish Bush had issued his veto threat against the real problem of runaway spending rather than phantom enemies.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.