Rather than completely plagiarize Jonah’s recent post at NRO, I’ll simply post his best quote, and leave it to you to read the rest. The VA is:
the one institution and/or constituency that enjoys huge bipartisan support. The VA, rhetorically and politically, is more sacrosanct and less controversial than Medicare, Social Security, road building, the NIH, or public schools. We are constantly told that we could get so many wonderful, super-fantastic things done if only both sides would lay down their ideological blah blah blah blah and work together for yada yada yada. Well, welcome to the VA. How’s that working out for you?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from The Ranch)