Read Americablog to hear Bush's latest insult to seniors. Literally.
We always knew there was the brash, flippant Bush, the frat boy just beneath the surface. During the first term and especially post-9/11 his handlers did their best to keep it under wraps. Now, after he's had his "accountability moment," it's time for him to cut loose. And it illustrates exactly why his handlers needed to keep that side under wraps. What one issue, more than any other, has the potential to rip Republicans asunder and cause them real trouble in the '06 midterms? Why, Social Security privatization, of course. Electorally, who is the most important voice on that topic? Seniors, who vote in higher proportion to the rest of the population. That's exactly who he's decided to start pissing off, in the most trivial and avoidable ways possible now. Bravo!