You could just not call a Special Session. After all, FY’08 begins on July 1. There is not a lot of time between now and then. To call a real special session, you pretty much are going to have to call one within the next twenty or so days, which means the legislature will be back before having been adjourned for 40 days. They might just override your veto.
Sonny, you’ve been absent this entire session. It’s time to buck up and lead again. Better to be accused of micromanaging than being accused of AWOL. Why don’t you unveil a stop gap ’07 budget supplemental in the next ten days. Vet it with the House and Senate leadership. Give them an acceptable plan that protects PeachCare, minimizes the impact on teachers and police, and gives a little back to the taxpayers.
Lead on this issue. Govern. If you just get off your high mule and reach out to Glenn, Casey, and the House and Senate leadership, you might be surprised by their reaction. They might actually embrace your plan with minor tweaks to put their own seal of approval on your proposal.
If you don’t, they are just going to override and you are going to be a lame duck.
Get in the game, my friend. It’s yours to win and yours to lose.