In Slate, Timothy Noah writes what I was thinking.,
Until now, Bush has seemed either too dumb or too stubborn to recognize that Social Security privatization will necessitate either hitting up taxpayers or reducing Social Security benefits. But watching Bush in today's press conference, I realized that there was another possibility: Bush is simply too cynical to acknowledge practical realities of which he is well aware. Maybe he figures that accommodating those realities simply isn't his job. Maybe he's thinking: Let Congress get the blame for insisting that two plus two equals four!Exactly. But I'm not so sure they will take the bait.
Of course, will the TV media allow Bush to get away with this, or hound him?
As I noted earlier, they have their own agenda.