"A short-term funding approach allows Democrats to kick the can down the road."
"Still other commissions enable leaders to feign decisiveness while they kick the can down the road.."
"Mr. Bush..is counting on the public's continued apathy as he kicks the can down the road.."
(New York Times)
"They seem to be trying to kick the can down the road."
(House Speaker Nancy Pelosi)
"[White House budget director Rob] Portman said a short-term bill would only 'kick the can down the road' and would impede military planning."
"Petraeus's recommendation to kick the can down the road will suit the Bush administration.."
"Well, at this point, let's first see how — I'm going to kick the can down the road."
(Then-White House spokesman Tony Snow)
"Republican strategy: kick the can down the road so the loss comes when Dems are holding the bag."
"Allowing this mission impossible to continue may accommodate the fantasies of some political leaders or kick the can down the road.."
"Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman of the committee, was able to kick the can down the road.."