“No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca
And so it seems that Dubya, although iron-willed and self-righteous, is less than disciplined when it comes to evil. He calls other cultures evil. Other countries. He elicits hate. He assigns blame, kicks asses and takes names. Yet he cannot affect the smallest part of the human race, let alone his own country, with a better than (currently) 31 per-cent approval rating.
His current visit to South America begets no more than “Feura Bush!” which he probably thinks means, “We’re For Bush!” until the eggs start flying, heads start being cracked and the security people rush him to safety. He vindictively choses to ignore Ugo Chavez of Venezuela. He focuses the hate of the world, allies and enemies alike on himself and therefore our country.
Then again, his trip is probably just a taxpayer-paid junket to check out the property that Jenna was buying for him in Paraguay beside Sun Yung Moon’s land on the aquifer.