When I hear people who supported Bush express their concern over Obama, it usually has to do with either taxes or inexperience. What is never, ever, ever evoked is the ideal of pure decency. I recently heard Bush say in an NPR interview that he’s leaving office with holding dear the same values he entered with. From Gitmo to the destroying of unions to the erosion of environmental regulations and worker rights, I don’t doubt this.
From today’s New York Times:
WASHINGTON â€” The Labor Department is racing to complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which workers are exposed on the job.