The Government as Bush Campaign Tool

We all know that Bush has taken this art form to new levels in the past year. Yesterday the GAO took the first concrete steps to try to curb this practice, finding that the White House’s Medicare propaganda videos are illegal. Of course, whether this finding will make any difference is a different question. As a NY Times story about the GAO ruling says, the GAO “does not have law enforcement powers, but its decisions on federal spending are usually considered authoritative.” I take this to mean that we should expect the Bush administration to simply ignore the GAO’s judgment.