InstaPundit reports on increasing signs that President Bush and the conservative core of Congress are going to team up on a veto threat to impose some discipline on earmarks and pork in the supplemental appropriations bill. I find this encouraging, but will the conservative base accept it happily, or simply grumble, "It's about time," or "This is too little, too late?" That's what they did ("they" being the likes of Ingraham and Malkin) when Homeland Security cracked down on border enforcement.
It seems to me that when I yell at the government to do something, and then it does what I yelled for, that I ought to at least say "Thanks, good job, keep it up."
We'll see what happens with a fiscal discipline veto.