There's just no other way to say it.
David Corn, via Calpundit:
"the budget for next year boosts funding for elementary and secondary education to $53.1 billion. That's a 26-percent increase since I took office. In other words, we understand that resources need to flow to help solve the problems." [GWB quote to a Nashville elementary school]
A few things were untrue in these remarks. Bush's proposed elementary and secondary education budget for next year is $34.9 billion, not $53.1 billion, according to his own Department of Education.
Now, this is just the latest sheer confabulation from W & Co. But as Kevin at Calpundit notes, this was not an off the cuff remark. It was a prepared speech that must have been vetted "highest levels."
Go forth and spread the word.