Would Barney Frank ever have been able to talk about regulating the banking sector had it not been for Bush’s Bear Stearns bailout? That’s why Bush may be the most progressive-liberal president since, uh, Jimmy Carter. (Sorry, Bill!)
Unconvinced? What about John McCain running around Europe pandering about Kyoto and torture and “reestablishing diplomacy”?
Karl Rove is smarter than you think!