Former Egomaniac Bush Speechwriter Gerson Admits The Gov't Budget Can Fund Liberal Ideas!

It's typical of a Bushie to now try and hijack the Democratic platform to save the GOP from disaster. Of course the Grover Norquists will freak out i

It's typical of a Bushie to now try and hijack the Democratic platform to save the GOP from disaster. Of course the Grover Norquists will freak out if they watch this clip. Listen to the ex-Bushie screech-writer Michael Gerson and you'll see what I mean.

Stewart: Here's what it sounds like to me. What you're describing is the Democratic Party. Those seem like platforms for the Democratic Party. How does a fiscal conservative pay for that?

Gerson: The fact of the matter is we've got plenty of money in the budget.

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Jane Hamsher turned me on to this hysterical article about the three Bush speech writers in the September Atlantic Monthly." Mathew Scully writes:

The only person the speechwriter Michael Gerson made look better than President Bush was Michael Gerson. The shaping of a Washington reputation, as witnessed by a White House colleague.

You need to have a subscription or buy the magazine for the full story, but I was rolling. Scully calls Gerson a liar and a credit hog throughout while pandering to Bush. And Gerson has a secret plan to save the GOP. He's going from the phony "Compassionate Conservative" to the "Heroic Conservative." Comedy Gold...I can see him now---Red Cape at his back as he swoops down on the evil Sylar---sucking the powers out of him that he has stolen from all the other Heroes!

Michael Gerson
Book: Heroic Conservatism

70% increase in condom distribution. True or false and who distributed them?
Mentions help for couples. Is the condom distribution only for couples?

Sees a move in the conservative movement. Where? Is he part of the Evangelical movement that is caring more about these policies as Bill Moyers has done some segments on?

Stewart: Here's what it sounds like to me. What you're describing is the Democratic Party. Those seem like platforms for the Democratic Party. How does a fiscal conservative pay for that?

Gerson: The fact of the matter is we've got plenty of money in the budget.

Gerson: My most disappointing moment in the White House was after Katrina. Only concern was how are we going to pay for it.


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Gerson: Conservatism has something to contribute there.

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