Why you should read Bushwhacked

Ivins is always insightful if a bit far to the left and, in her own way, she’s as funny as Franken. Here’s Ivins on why liberals don’t like Bush (from her column, not the book):

So George Dubya becomes president, having run as a “compassionate conservative,” and what do we get? Hell’s own conservative and zilch for compassion. His entire first eight months was tax cuts for the rich, tax cuts for the rich, tax cuts for the rich.

Then came 9/11, and we all rallied. Country under attack, most horrible thing, what can we do? Ready to give blood, get out of our cars and ride bicycles, whatever.

Shop, said the president. That and more tax cuts for the rich.