What are your impressions of President Bush as a person? Obviously many people here are not Bush fans, but even for us it is possible to "hate" someone politically but to still respect them on a personal level. With this in mind, I am wondering about the range of perceptions to be found; both for and against. My impressions [which really begins with his father and mother in the 70’s]: I see GWB as a sort of dupe for the good-old-boy Republicans e.g. Nixon's old crowd. I think he is probably well intentioned; probably serving some idealized, aristocratic rationalization of God and Country and a "we know what's best for the little people" philosophy. I have always been struck by how little the Bush's seem to understand all of us little people. They [the father and son] both speak a sort of programmed, condescending, Orwellian Newspeak that reminds me of a bad Amway salesman, and it seems clear to me that the common good is best served in their eyes by preserving corporate budgets at all costs. Finally and most importantly, no matter what may happen, I have no doubt that those around the President will ensure that Bush always believes that he is doing the right thing; just as he is told. So I say he is a dupe, well intentioned, naïve, and a Texas aristocrat - an oilman. Let them eat cake.