The president didn't even sign it into law in person.
President Obama, currently on an overseas trip doing a European pub crawl, is not at the White House to sign the bill, a requirement for the measure to become law.
So the White House will use an autopen –- a machine that replicates Obama’s signature -– to sign the extension, according to White House spokesman Nick Shapiro.
I retreat to my mantra on issues where I'm of two minds. Where the bill has its good uses but yet it can be twisted ever so slightly for bad uses as well. It's time to treat it like potato salad that has been sitting in the hot sun. When in doubt, throw it out.
Two part exit question: Is the autopen even Constitutional? And what's to stop us from voting in Zombie Reagan and using the autopen then?