It's one of those that kind of sums up this whole horrible presidency.
President Bush yesterday rejected entreaties by his Republican allies that he compromise with Democrats on legislation to renew a popular program that provides health coverage to poor children, saying that expanding the program would enlarge the role of the federal government at the expense of private insurance.
Apparently "compassionate conservatism" doesn't apply to children, either.
It's what I had to say, only clearer. If the choice is between children's health and corporate profits, we know what's more important to our shrub.