Inconsistent Standard-Bearers


President Bush says John Kerry is "for tax cuts and against them; for NAFTA and against NAFTA; for the PATRIOT Act and against the PATRIOT Act; in favor of liberating Iraq and opposed to it." Fair enough. A similar rap against Bush might say that he is "for fiscal restraint and against it; for free trade and against free trade; for federalism and against federalism; in favor of nation building and opposed to it." We won't hear this litany from the Democrats, of course, and most conservatives who care about such things will keep quiet too. Let the great debate begin.