Policing the Movement

Here's a thorough piece on how Bruce Bartlett, horrified by an administration that increased this country's unfunded liabilities by over $20 trillion in four years, was fired from his think-tank job for his conservative principles. Money quote involving John Goodman, a friend of Karl Rove, and head of the National Center for Policy Analysis, who purged Bartlett:

"No one asked me to do this, no one suggested it would be a good thing, nothing like that," Goodman says. When asked precisely whom he spoke with, Goodman smiles and chuckles. "Well, I don't want to get into that," he says. "But some people in the Bush administration said, 'We think you just did something good.'"

You can buy Bruce's new book, "Impostor," here.