David Brooks devotes a witty column to what he views as the rampant ingenuousness of the Bush administration and calls for an infusion of old-fashioned back-stabbing: “A fetish of candor.” Brooks thinks that Al Gore would be able to counsel the administration in this regard.
The administration’s candor clearly reached crisis proportions earlier this week on the issue of Iraq reconstrutction contracts that Brooks addresses. When asked about German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder
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