George Bush has proven his ignorance and distain for true conservatism. He is so overwhelmed with the idea of WAR, national deficits, public education, social security entitlements, etc. that he either has forgotten or never believed in any of the tenements of TRUE "Conservatism". I could go on but for the purpose of this discussion I'll leave only the aforementioned as examples of his failures. Conservatives are never, until now, supportive of WAR. Even Richard Nixon won in 1968 due at least partly to his promise to "get us out of Viet Nam". Hubert Humphrey, the Dem candidate, promised the same but Americans were also desirous of a more fiscally responsible president and they elected the one that promised it, Richard M. Nixon. I've never known of a Republican President that embraces or even desires national deficits more than Georgie the Shrub. His "trifecta" is something to only amaze us. His handling of it amazes me even more. Pitiful is about the only adjective I can think of. I love my children and grandchildren. Leaving a debt for them to repay in war or taxes is not my idea of responsible government or TRUE conservatism. Social Security is a program developed and perfected in the '30's by an extraordinally intelligent Democratic President. Even now it produces surpluses, as it was designed to do, and without interference guarantees subsistence for our retired, disabled and otherwise destitute peoples and has done so satisfactorily for over 7 decades now. Radicals like to ridicle it. Us Democrats with long memories recognise it's value and success. Even TRUE conservatives benefit and vote for it's preservation. Even UNTRUE conservatives benefit as well and shortsightedly vote against thier own advantages. Feel the pity? It was recognised a few hundred years ago that the American access to education would be our key to success and possibly our dominance in the worldwide marketplace. It sure as hell worked for a good hundred years or so. I guess Georgie forgot. His "No Child Left Behind" program is a mockery, in my opinion, of truly publically available education and entices only the truly profitteers of the industry. Ted Kennedy is ashamed of it's implementation and has renounced his original support. True conservatives have done the same. I realize fully that we have a few "TRUE CONSERVATIVES" that frequent this board. I'd like to hear from a few, at least, of you.