The flu vaccine flap is the Presidential race in a nutshell:
1. George W. Bush, as President, fails to address a known risk, leading to a public-policy disaster.
2. John F. Kerry points that out.
3. The Bush campaign replies by attacking Kerry’s voting record and pointing out that spending on the general policy area involved has increased on its watch.
[Note to Mr. Bush: resources are complements to policies, not substitutes for them.]
So the choice for the voters is clear: are you interested in results, or will you settle for excuses?