Casasarole Bar has a great post about hypocracy and Steve Urquhart. Specifically about SteveU's position on taxes and the Dept of Ed.
However, I feel that it has deeper connotations. When I was a Republican, one of my big issues was getting the government out of my life as much a possible (within reason). However, as with most things, Republicans' words are just words: they have no meaning.
Small Government, except in cases of medical decisions, religion, speech, military.....