From Voluntary to Mandatory

bush, long an advocate (in words) of voluntary industry compliance now thinks some things should be mandatory

I don’t know if you know this or not, but for many years the reliability of electricity in America depended on companies observing voluntary standards to prevent blackouts. I don’t think those standards ought to be voluntary, I think they ought to be mandatory. And if there’s not reliability back up for electricity, there ought to be a serious consequence for somebody who misuses the public trust. And Congress needs to have that in the law.

This kind of talk won’t make his some of his conservative or libertarian supporters very happy (though many businesses like being absolved of responsibility by regulation). Anyway, by the time he’s done (next year.:) he’ll have everyone wanting him out of office.
Via uggabugga.