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Mr. Sarver writes: “We could discuss Halliburton as well, you know Clinton’s favorite non-bid contractor but why bother…” What the heck, Craig. Let’s bother. If you think awarding no-bid contracts constitutes bad public administration, then you have to agree that the Clinton and the Bush administrations failed on this count. If you think there is nothing wrong with awarding no-bid contracts, then you would have to agree that neither administration acted improperly on this count. No rocket science here. However, if you are of the opinion (and I have no reason to think that you are, but I have my suspicions about others who write to this forum) that Clinton never did anything right and Bush never did anything wrong, then you have a bit of a problem. But there is a way out of this dilemma. All one has to do is presuppose, as an article of faith, that any action by the man one supports is motivated by the purest of intentions. Conversely, of course, the same actions taken by the other guy are assumed, ipso facto, to be nefariously motivated. Poof! Messy facts and the potential for the cognitive dissonance they create disappear.p>I’m left to wonder: Do we agree that both administrations engaged in bad public administration? Do we disagree because I think no-bid contacts are bad and you don’t (no problem here — men of good will can disagree) or…well, let’s not go there. br> — Mike Roush /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?