And do NOT let them claim that Bush and the Congressional Republicans aren't behaving according to genuine Republican principles. These ARE genuine Republican principles. They can do anything they want to, so this must be what they want to do. Piling up debt IS a conservative policy. It's what conservatives DO, so it MUST be their policy.
A nugget, buried ay down in the article:
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, said Thursday that given Mr. Bush's record, "I really do believe this man will go down as the worst president this country has ever had."
Thank you, Senator Reid. You are absolutely right.