See Bush Debate. See Him Squirm

Watching George W. Bush on the hot seat is painful. When he gets that fawn-in-the-deerjacker’s-light look, you feel for the guy.
Publicly at least, he’s not a mean-spirited man. Near the end of Thursday’s debate when he was asked if he had any reservations about John Kerry’s character, he was gracious, momentarily generous, and generated the evening’s only human moment. And not just because his opponent is a fellow Skull & Bones man (see BW Online, 10/1/04, “Republicrat vs. Democan”). That’s usually the way Bush comes across — a likable Joe, sincere in his beliefs, and comfortable in his own skin.
See Bush Debate. See Him Squirm