Last night President Bush joked that both he and Bill Clinton—two of his "dad's favorite people"—are about to turn 60. Over at NRO, Reason contributor Veronique de Rugy points out that the two have more than that in common:
Today it is impossible to square the president's rhetorical support for free markets and limited government with the long list of programs and new initiatives that he claims to support. If all this sounds familiar, it's because it is. Bill Clinton was a master of this strategy, declaring one minute that the era of big government was over and then the next minute proposing new government programs for every conceivable problem in society.
Whole thing here.