Ah, yes. Well, I thought it was understood, and thought to pass by the mentioning of RiNOid contributions to the national dungheap.
But of course I stipulate to your point, and it's worth mentioning that the Demonrats' apologists in media mention George W. Bush's prescription addition to Medicare every chance they get, as an example of an expensive program of the kind conservatives dislike, and it's a good example. I think that program was offered in order -- it was said -- to front-run, offer a backfire and firebreak against, and generally frustrate a more-comprehensive, more-expensive Democrat plan, some kind of Obamacare or Romneycare plan the 'Rats were thinking about trying to bullrush through the Congress (by rolling the RiNOs, it goes without saying).
As such, the Bush prescription program is almost a perfect example of RiNO "Me-Tooism" in action. This sort of thinking practically defined the GOP in the 40's and 50's, when it was identified with such powerful Republicans as Wendell Willkie, Harold Stassen, and later on, Jacob Javits, Nelson Rockefeller, and Richard Nixon (who gave us affirmative action and wage and price controls, as two iconic examples of RiNOism).
I think the woman is lightning in a bottle and will break the bottle and break the Washington Crowd, too. She'll need good help, and I think she can, by now, find enough to make it work. It isn't like 1980 any more, when conservatives with government experience were thin on the ground. We have a much better crop now and can govern all the agencies, unlike 1980, and won't need the backstabbing, self-serving Bushbots like James Baker to get things done any more. That's what they see, too, and that's why they are so savage in their vilification of Bachmann, Palin, and anyone else who comes along. They are desperate to forestall this Conservative American Revolution.