Apparently the Bush administration is treating the federal budget (the document itself) as yet another campaign brochure. The Decembrist has noticed that included in the budget are pictures of Bush doing good deeds and showing himself to be, I guess, a compassionate conservative. Bush is the first president to ever dress up the budget with this sort of crap, and it’s pretty sickening as far as I’m concerned. Bush has brought precious few innovations from corporate America to government (other than lying to shareholders at every opportunity), but I guess trying to make the federal budget look like an annual report is one of them. For all of the major outrages that torment me every day, it’s the minor ones like these that really stick in my craw for some reason.