p.l.a. looks at the responsibility president
The superb P.L.A. has spent this week examining Bush's record in light of his declaration that he represented a new era of repsonsibility in government, and the results are far from pretty. Dwight Meredith criticizes Bush's record of
hypocrisy responsibility regarding:
Some have complained that Bush skeptics like to use the term "responsibility" as a rhetorical club. I would submit that the fact that Bush himself insisted on the term--and his implication that he represented a higher standard of responsibility--makes it appropriate not only to judge him in that light, but also to apply the highest possible standards. If Bush's supporters don't like the way he looks in that light, I suggest they have no one but Bush himself to blame for setting a standard that he apparently wasn't willing to live up to. It's a pity that more Bush supporters aren't willing to re-evaluate their opinion of him in that light, but that's a matter for individual decision.