It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.
UPDATE (29 July 11am):
Helmut couldn't sleep. Helmut just couldn't wrap his mind around this one.
What is the mental status of a person who could say such a thing about Bush? I can't imagine saying something this crazy about any politician, let alone Bush. "Unveils one masterpiece after another..."?! Maybe Ludwig Wittgenstein, but that's a maybe. So it would be easy to chalk this one up to more glossolalia from the right's upside-down land.
But then read it again and you see what's up. Bush is actually being pronounced a kind of Napoleonic failure, repackaged as a tragic hero. Here are all these projects of global domination, each one failed, one failure after another. If only the Iraqis would submit to occupation, Bush would be a genius. If only North Korea would whimper in fear, Bush would be a grand artist of geopolitics. If only schools wouldn't complain about having no money, No Child Left Behind wouldn't leave children behind. If only American citizens understood that Exxon is right and they are wrong, there would be no worries about climate change or huge monetary transfers from their pockets to Exxon and other watchers of the lambs. If only, if only.... But we cannot perceive the genius, the utter brilliance at work. Heathens cannot see the halo around Bush, the aura, the way the flowers bloom when he walks past. It is indeed our fault. Bush, tragic, brilliant genius, will leave a legacy of grand ideas that failed due to a world too simple and corrupt for his beauty. This is the new hagiography. At least they've figured out he's a failure.
UPDATE 2 (29 July 12:15pm):
I got it: Bush is the second coming of Jesus. He's being crucified.