Noonan says Bush is essentially betraying his conservative base (sound familiar). Here's how she put it:
Noonan ends by saying it's time for American conservatives to win back their party.
For almost three years, arguably longer, conservative Bush supporters have felt like sufferers of battered wife syndrome. You don't like endless gushing spending, the kind that assumes a high and unstoppable affluence will always exist, and the tax receipts will always flow in? Too bad! You don't like expanding governmental authority and power? Too bad. You think the war was wrong
or is wrong? Too bad.
That's good advice -- and not just for Americans.