It’s fine to disagree with the people you disagree with politically, but it’s not OK in my book when you simply can’t figure out what they’re trying to say or why they expect anyone to believe it. So I’m always delighted when I come to understand the logical and evidentiary basis of assertions I don’t accept.
For example, the flatterers of our Beloved Leader have at various times compared him to Churchill and to FDR. My first reaction to that was “Say what?” But now I see the basis of the comparison: GWB in fact incorporates the thinking of both of those great men.
Churchill, after all, said that he had “nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Roosevelt said that the nation had “nothing to fear but fear itself.”
Mr. Bush, masterfully combining their thinking, has nothing to offer but fear itself.