For the first six years of his presidency, Bush managed to avoid vetoing even a single bill.
With the election of a Democrat majority in both houses of congress, he's started issuing vetoes. Congress has had a hard time trying to override them.
So last week, one of his vetoes was finally overridden. What hot button issue was it on? A bill that is almost entirely pork barrel water projects.
No wonder congress has an even lower approval rating than Bush does.
Yeah, that was a pretty pathetic performance. Too bad we can't (successfully) mass-censure the yea votes for calling the Legislative Branch into disrepute.
It doesn't surprise me that this was the first override, though. It's hard work to split the difference on a policy issue in a way that will get a veto-proof majority; it's easy if all you're doing is collectively agreeing to raid the fridge. A useful, if depressing, civics lesson.