This article in the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/18/AR2007071801434_pf.html) pretty much says it all as to what Bush's version of "compassionate Conservatism" is in reality: tax cuts for the extremely wealthy and no health insurance for poor children. WWJD? The Chimperator yesterday:
. . .[R]ejected entreaties by his Republican allies that he compromise with Democrats on legislation to renew a popular program that provides health coverage to poor children, saying that expanding the program would enlarge the role of the federal government at the expense of private insurance. . . . The 10-year-old program, which is set to expire on Sept. 30, costs the federal government $5 billion a year and helps provide health coverage to 6.6 million low-income children whose families do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance on their own.
In the 15-minute interview, Bush also rejected the charges by former surgeon general Richard H. Carmona that the administration's political appointees routinely rewrote his speeches, blocked public health reports for political reasons and screened his travel.
This man and his regime truly make me ill. He can worry about stem cell research and frozen embryos, but to hell with living children. Is he just totally crazy or knowingly evil?