I think that the letter posted at The Corner that describes Bush as the neighbor next door may be onto something.
Please let me share a demonstrative anecdote. I was recently in my local Meijer store, which is a Wal-Mart like mega-store, and walked down the cheap art aisle and was stopped in my tracks by a painting of George W. Bush. It was at least 18×12 in size and portrayed our President on one knee, with an open Bible in his right hand, and a clear and distinct wedding ring on his left. He is wearing a shirt and tie, but has the sleeves rolled up.
It surprised me, in that, even out here in red country, there is still plenty of cynicism about our leaders. I guess I just don’t expect our generation to lionize heroes like our parents generation did.
Or maybe this whole NEA thing is a plot to lionize W in velvet like Elvis or James Dean…..