It’s easy enough to chalk this this up to Bush bashing. A couple of students keep asking me when I plan to go into politics. My answer remains “someday.” The problem is that I would have difficulty doing what is suggested here: promising one thing while out on the campaign trail, then turning around and doing something else. I don’t think Bush is unique in this regard. Since I tend to prefer local solutions to local issues, I would also want fiscal restraint. But I would say this to the people I planned to cut funds from. That is to say, I would be unelectable.