Hey, Big Spender ...

With the next budget he sends to Congress, Bush wants to remake himself as a fiscal disciplinarian. Will anyone believe him?

The White House's Roosevelt Room is wired for PowerPoint presentations, and most officials also bring handouts when they brief George W. Bush and his inner circle. But Budget Director Josh Bolten, who has spent months walking the President through a problem that could dramatically affect his legacy, sticks to colorful charts on old-fashioned easels. The lights stay on, so nobody dozes off, and there's no paper to wander through. It's dense material, after all. "I keep everyone's attention focused on what I want them to focus on," Bolten said.

The President will need all the colorful charts he can muster. After five...

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