Policy Forum

Triumph of the Hacks?

Date and Time
1st floor/Wintergarden
Featuring Bruce Reed, President, Democratic Leadership Council; Ron Suskind, Author, The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House and the Education of Paul O’Neill; and David Frum, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and Author, The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush.

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.