Fine Print: Hey, I did post the NRO analysis right afterwards! I pay no attention to statistics and charts. I just go by what I hear on NPR. In any event, there is no denying that Bush has not exactly made the government leaner or meaner. However, in light of 9/11, perhaps he had no choice. I just threw in the budget stuff to get you pissed. The real point is that the rush to canonize Reagan is misguided, if inevitable.