The Political Interest: Bush as Mr. Scrooge

Bush as Mr. Scrooge

SINCE DEFEAT IS AN ORPHAN AND VICTORY HAS MANY fathers, it is virtually impossible to discern parentage of a lousy idea. Consider George Bush's proposal to cut the salaries of top federal employees. In a round of calls, the relevant players deny authorship of the President's scheme: The Bush- Quayle campaign refers you to the White House, which sends you to the Office of Personnel Management, where the buck is passed to the President's budget office. No one knows, and no one wants to know. Most claim they first learned of this idiocy when they watched Bush's domestic policy speech to...

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