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.
I've heard it said that in America we enjoy building celebrities up, placing them so high on a pedestal that when we choose to knock it out from under them, they really get hurt.
In Zero's case, the height of the pedestal, and the knocking down of same, is entirely of his own making. The people in need of a short-duration-personal-savior to cure them of Bush Derangement Syndrome merely held the spotlights in place for four years.