We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Ahh, Shutterbug, I miss George W. also. He is such a centered person, able to roll with the punches and keep his head and his focus on the main problems and real solutions. You always knew where you were with him.
BTW, I didn't realise at the time how valuable Bill Clinton was as one of the few Democrats who can laugh at himself. I never liked him much, but credit where credit is due, and he was an improvement over the current model.
Assistant VIllage Idiot
With all the vitriol that was directed towards Dubya, it speaks well of him that he could laugh at himself. Very few of us could have kept our composure under a similar barrage. I certainly could not.
Given how thin-skinned our current POTUS is- may defeat be upon him- it is difficult to envisage him putting on a similar performance.