Triumph of the Hacks?
The Bush White House believes that “good policies make for good politics.” But critics like John DiIulio and Paul O’Neill complain that the administration has sacrificed solid policy analysis on the altar of political expediency. They cite such policies as tariffs on steel, the Medicare drug benefit, and runaway federal spending as examples of politics undermining good policy. Have the hacks routed the wonks in the Bush administration? Please join us.