I don’t know anyone in the public eye who has not made a mistake and said something in a manner that does not truly reflect their intentions.
Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the president on very fundamental issues. The largest, for me, is education.
Since the day he came into office, President Bush has worked to gut more than 34 years of hard work by weakening many of our Nation’s standing environmental laws, some of which were signed into law by his father.
The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs, promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities and does little to put our nation’s fiscal house in order.
There is nothing more important to our Nation’s future, to our homeland security, and to our economy than ensuring we have a top-notch educational system that is the envy of the world.
This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment.
We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.