You can't say I wasn't warned.
In the run-up to the presidential elections, several benighted readers mistook my fair and balanced commentary on the No Child Left Behind Act for alleged Bush bashing.
"When President Bush wins this election," one growled, "you're going to be in big trouble, buster!"
Misguided perhaps but prescient was his ominous prediction. Washington still was cleaning up after the $40-million inaugural extravaganza (talk about Bush bashes!), and already I was in big trouble.