Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Coming Wednesday on the editorial/op-ed pages

The Star's editorial board is examining Thursday's vote on the SCHIP veto of President Bush -- and whether Rep. Mike Rogers will break GOP rank or stay with his party's stance:
For President Bush, it’s too late. He has established himself in history as the man who championed the health-care industry at the expense of American families. Rep. Mike Rogers can still do the right thing and fight for our children and working families.
He can vote to override Bush’s veto.
We're also weighing in on what sadly is looking like the possibility of another contentious legislative session in Montgomery:
Some speculate that what the Republicans hope to gain is popular outrage and frustration with the Democrat-controlled Legislature. If that is the goal, the GOP needs to remember this. Although the Democrats are in the majority, they do not control the Legislature. The Senate is controlled by a Republican minority and a few disgruntled Democrats. And it will be against those folks that public frustration will be directed.
As usual, we'll have our usual fare of letters to the editor -- the folks in Oxford are stirred up today -- and columns on our op-ed page.