If it comes down to where he had shown favoritism to those businesses that he played golf with, then I think there's an ethical problem there. They need to look deeper into that. If somebody is massaging him and they want to get into some business deal with the state for their betterment, that's totally wrong.
The line-item veto is just one element in earmark reform, and earmark reform is just one element in spending restraint. However, the line-item veto would add an important check to a budget process that is tainted by waste, abuse, and favoritism. Congressional leaders should move quickly on this proposal.