sully explains it all
Of course, of course! Andrew Sullivan sums up the reason for Bush's, um, disingenuousness in a recent column: If Bush were honest about his agenda, his policies wouldn't get enacted.
Yes, some of the time he is full of it on his economic policies. But a certain amount of B.S. is necessary for any vaguely successful retrenchment of government power in an insatiable entitlement state. ...Bush and Karl Rove are no dummies. They have rightly judged that, in a culture of ineluctable government expansion, where every new plateau of public spending is simply the baseline for the next expansion, a rhetorical smoke screen is sometimes necessary.
Of course. I understand now.
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