Piles of files We may never know whether tree-loving or penny-pinching is his primary motivation, but it appears George Bush may finally, actually, maybe be doing something good for the planet:

Looking to save $1 million, 20 tons of paper, or close to 500 trees, the White House said today President Bush’s 2009 Federal Budget will for the first time be posted online. The E-Budget will be available for downloading at the Office of Management and Budget Web site on Feb. 4.

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Those still living in the Dark Ages who want the paper version of the 3,000-page, multipound document will have to pay upwards of $200 to get a copy from the Government Printing Office.

Maybe this is the dazzling “green agenda” Peter Baker promised us.

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