I've always thought there is something really creepy about the constant deification that grown men shower on the current occupant of the White House. If there's a single quote that sums up this obsequiousness, it has to be this one:
[President Bush's] persona is very much that of the big brother
Interesting choice of words. The only thing I can think of to explain this sort of thing, is they are still so terrified by what happened on 9/11 that they've lapsed into some sort of bizarre defense mechanism.
John Dewey once said, "democracy by nature puts a premium on mediocrity" and he probably was right - the only exceptional thing about George W, is his surname.