Low Expectations Leavitt
February 8, 2006 - 5:48pm ET
In the Bush administration, praise is a PR sleight of hand. The more a person or program is publicly lauded by officials, the worse it must be. Last fall, the president complimented FEMA's Mike Brown for bungling the response to Katrina. And today, according to CongressDailyPM (sub req'd), HHS Secretary Leavitt appeared on Capitol Hill today to face grilling over the widely criticized Medicare prescription drug program and asserted he is "proud of Part D. We are 38 days into the biggest change in Medicare history."
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