Politics | Smile and slash In the last few weeks, either President Bush or his wife, Laura, has visited a total of three domestic organizations whose work they heralded — a children’s hospital in Atlanta, a public library in Washington and a Boys and Girls Club in Wilmington, Del. All three would have their funding slashed in the budget Bush proposed last Monday.

“It’s just more examples of Bush’s illusion of inclusion,” says Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe. “It’s politics at its worst, it’s cynicism at its worst. He uses them for photo ops and props and then he axes them out of the budget.”

Betcha Bush figured he’d get away with it. His sleight of heart is hard to miss.

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