I've thought that he is a Christian fanatic. I've thought that he isn't but pretends to be in order to get their votes. I've thought that Dick Cheney was the real power behind the throne. I've thought that he and his cronies are just out to essentially loot America and line their pockets. I've thought that they are so fanatical that they are trying to bring on an Armageddon that they believe in courtesy of the Book of Revelations. I've thought they were genuine political fanatics who believe in their neo-con world view. I've thought that they want to dominate the Mid-East for control of its oil. I've thought a lot of things to explain to myself why they do the things they do, to try to find some logical sense in it all.
Watching Bush's popularity tank and watching him take a beating for appointing yet another crony to an undeserved position immediately after the Brown/Katrina fiasco, I wondered why he would do such a thing so close to the next elections and why his handlers (or advisors) would let him. When even members of his own party are up in arms about the Supreme Court nomination of Harriet Miers you'd expect him to back track or at least try to construct a more thoughtful defense of her credentials.
Now I'm wondering if his handlers are deliberately allowing him to tank in the polls and deliberately hanging him out to dry to deflect attention from themselves. I'm wondering if this is what they planned all along. I'm wondering if they picked a guy who was so anti-intellectual that he would never see through their plans, and would make an excellent figurehead for their deliberate looting of America, lining their own pockets, pumping money into their companies and getting plum jobs for themselves. I'm wondering if they care neither for their country or their party, simply for their own financial bottom line. I'm wondering if they always planned to leave him as the visible scapegoat for their actions as they fade into their private sector jobs and he is the face of these policies for generations to come.
I wonder if they played him for the fool he is.