Read My Lips

Caught on Film In a rare sign of industriousness, Congressional Democrats have assembled a damning catalog of President George W. Bush’s disingenuousness. One of my favorites is Bush’s grandstanding pronouncement just this past fall that, “One of the ways we’ve got to make sure that we keep our economy strong is to be wise about how we spend our money. If you overspend, it creates a fundamental weakness in the foundation of economic growth. And so I’m working with Congress to make sure they hear the message — the message of fiscal responsibility.” Not long thereafter, his administration proposed a budget that would plunge the nation into a $300 billion deficit.