WISH I'D SAID THAT
Phil Nugent on George W. Bush:
Bush's presidential career demonstrates that some are born despotic, some achieve despotism, and some have despotism thrust upon him. I think that Bush had it thrust upon him; I really do think that he ran for president partly just to appease his Oedipal issues and partly because he needed to do something with his life and he didn't think he could pass the written test to become a pirate.
From there, Phil says some very astute things about the difference between Bush and bad cop Giuliani, and you should go read the whole thing.