I don't agree with any part of this article. Conservatism in and of itself is compassionate because it gets the government off our back and doesn't play Daddy to all our needs. There are already plenty of safety nets set up by states and other charities to help those really in need and to the chagrin of liberals the policies they've touted as helping have instead caused harm sometimes irreparable harm. Liberal caring and compassion usually turns out to be for themselves in the form of more control over everyone's life in other words power. I have many disagreements with Bush but he was a moderate who actually loved this country and did the best he could to lead it in a turbulent time. The term compassionate conservative is an oxymoron.