Yesterday, President Bush told Sen. Bob Bennett he didn’t object to Bennett introducing a Social Security reform bill without private accounts. This morning, here’s how the Washington Post editorial reacted to the move:
[T]he president appears suddenly open to solutions that do not include his signature personal accounts.
White House Spokesman Trent Duffy, 6/21/05:
This in no way should be interpreted to mean that the president is backing off of personal accounts. He is not.
The Washington Post decided to interpret it that way anyway.