[I'm sorry, Michael, but I've never been able to even respect Bush Jr. I've found him repugent, didactic, reprehensible, and Texan since the day he was thrust onto my consciesousness.]
This is typical of the Left: they mock him and call him stupid, despite being repeatedly proven wrong. Time and time again, his judgment is right on the money, as Jay Ambrose wrote in this editorial reprinted in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Don't underestimate him, and don't think for a moment that he's not what this country wants.
(And as for being Texan: Maybe you're sick of me, and all I stand for, Brian, but I will never for one moment apologize for being from Texas, and Bush should not either.)