"Legislation authorizing a prescription drug benefit ranks as the most sweeping expansion of Medicare since the program's 1965 birth. The Bush White House promoted a drug plan. Congressional partisans debated the merits of competing Democratic and Republican versions. ... Almost no one made the old-time conservative argument against the program-period. The drug benefit program creates another entitlement. Past performance suggests costs will exceed estimates. It's a Republican baby, too. Conservatism has come (or fallen) a long way."
-Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch