President Bush likes to talk about high standards, accountability and
personal responsibility. While Bush expects students, school systems and
future retirees to toe the line, his friends get an easier deal.
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Schoolchildren, take note. There will still be high standards for you, your
teachers and your schools. But at the White House, the rule is a little
different: No pal left behind. Unless, of course, he is an out-and-out
criminal. That's quite a standard.
This is yet another example of BushCo's "Do as I say, not as I do" philospohy. I've seen used car salesmen and door-to-door insurance reps who don't lie this much.