bush’s 2005 budget

Here’s the first paragraph of a NYT piece on the rollout of Bush’s 2005 budget:

Facing a record budget deficit, Bush administration officials say they have drafted an election-year budget that will rein in the growth of domestic spending without alienating politically influential constituencies.

That really says it all, but nonetheless, read this Marshall entry on the transparent politicism of, well, every single thing this administration does. It becomes more and more mystifying how anyone with any principles at all, liberal or conservative, can support this guy.