The Mercury World Report has this story:
WASHINGTON–A controversial “pro-bullying” bill, identified by the White House as its top educational priority in the 2005 legislative year, passed the House yesterday by a 227-204 vote that fell largely along partisan lines.
President Bush praised Republican lawmakers for their “get tough” stance on the nation’s weak and craven children. “Today we reverse a decades-long trend of favoring the weak over the strong,” Bush proclaimed. “America was built by bullies, or at least built by victims under the bullies’ iron-fisted rule. And yet liberals and educators would have us turn our back on our own heritage.
“Some say the bully has low self-esteem,” Bush said. “Nonsense. The bully is certain of his place in the world and isn’t afraid to demand it. If he hasn’t done his homework, he’ll take someone else’s. He doesn’t ask the U.N.’s permission; he just takes it. And if he has to bloody a nose or two, well by God he’ll do it. He’s a can-do kid, not a whiner.”
The bill carves out $34 million from the No Child Left Behind budget for strategy counseling and legal defense funds for the nation’s bullies. In addition, the bill allows bullies to divert all stolen lunch money into privatized, tax-free accounts.