One of those themes that swirl around the Bush Presidency is that while Bush lacks some traits, things like "intelligence" and "curiosity" and the "ability to avoid mistakes that cost the lives of 2,500 American troops," Bush does posses "Charm" and "Social Grace" and what you Oprah watchers might call "Emotional Intelligence. But now comes the "shades" incident. Bush mocked a reporter at yesterday's press conference for wearing sunglasses. The reporter was blind.
Um awkward, No? Bush is like that guy at the party, who thinks he's funny but is not, who's Wife has to come by after and say sorry. Bush has just said whatever he wants, be it rude, or dumb, or just a little weird, all his life. All his life he's been either an important person, or the son of an important person, so everyone just plays along.