...pants on fire
I've noted on several occasions how untrustworthy I consider the Bush Administration. It seems several prominent Republicans have just learned the hard way, too. Dwight Meredith has the goods in an eloquent post, which notes that such dishonorable conducts can have repercussions later on.
My conservative friends profess to admire Bush, and to revile Clinton for his dishonesty. Few conservatives acknowledge and defend Bush's frequent disingenuousness. For the rest, I regard their unalloyed sentiment as partisan first and principled second--which, after all, goes hand in glove with our current Administration.
Update: The Cogent Provocateur postulates that some of the Bush Administration's betrayals may have unhappy consequences for his agenda down the road: "A great deal of important business is done -- and can only be done -- on one's word of honor.
FuTrifle with that, trifle with a Senator on an oral agreement, and you're trifling with the great machinery of the Constitution made real. So "Bust a deal, face the wheel", and as this wheel slowly turns, may it grind exceedingly fine."