Has Bush Seen The Light?

When blackouts hit California, Bush insisted that price controls were the wrong way to solve the electricity crisis. Now Republicans are worried about losing Congress--and they've found a way to help

Conservatives hate to meddle in the markets. So it would be hard to find a more unlikely advocate for federal price controls than California Congressman Duncan Hunter, whose voting record nearly every year gets a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union. But when the owner of a small metal shop in El Cajon showed Hunter his December electric bill--$115,000 for the month, four times what the man had been paying before the state's electricity crisis began--Hunter changed his mind. "I came to the conclusion that this wasn't free enterprise," the San Diego County Republican says. On the day George W....

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