I had this thought this morning that the architect of smaller government (which hasn't happened under Bush) has always talked about shrinking government to the size where it can be drowned in a bathtub.
I wonder what he would have been saying about drowning and bathtubs had he been on a roof in New Orleans for this last week wondering why the money and organization that would have allowed him to be rescued had disappeared?
Norquist et al. haven't shrunk government one bit. They've reduced taxes on the wealthy while tacitly not criticizing the massive growth in non-entitlement spending on military and homeland security that has, apparently, resulted in zero additional preparedness and zero additional international terrorist attacks.
No modern Republican president has shrunk government while shrinking deficits. Only one Democrat has.
See Daily Kos for a good image and comments.