Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Five years. Five years for the Post at most if it keeps printing the likes of David Broder:
David S. Broder - When the Woodshed Isn't Enough - washingtonpost.com: Reagan... couldn't bring himself to let Stockman go -- after the young budgeteer had committed an egregious breach of loyalty.... Stockman devised the first Reagan budget, with its broad tax cuts and big boosts in military spending, and helped move it through Congress over the objections of skeptical Democrats.... When Greider published an article based on the interviews, called "The Education of David Stockman," in the Atlantic magazine, all hell broke loose.
Stockman told Greider that the Reagan budget was built on false premises, that it employed a "magic asterisk" to conceal the size of its inevitable deficits and that the tax cuts he had championed were really designed to benefit the wealthy. The detailed accounting of the internal battles that produced a budget that would saddle the country with years of debt was a stunning indictment of the very administration in which Stockman was serving...
But, David, Stockman's big problem wasn't that he was disloyal to Ronald Reagan. Stockman's big problem was that he recommended to Reagan--and successfully pushed--policies that were bad for the country. It wasn't his breach of personal loyalty to Reagan that was the most "egregious" thing about him.