Too bad George Bush was never a fighter. I am not talking about politics. I am talking knuckle-busting, blood in the mouth, thumb in the eye brawling. It is not like boxing where, at the amateur level you get matched by weight and experience, you step in the ring with a mouthpiece, headgear and sixteen ounce gloves. You get time out between rounds and a referee to save your sorry ass if you walk into a real head saw pummeling. If you do down, you get a count and the wonderful feeling of mom in the person of the referee protecting you from more.
Street fighting, bar brawling, stepping out into a parking lot is hand-to-hand combat. It is dirt in the face, head locking ball crunching, the taste and feel of shoe leather kind of fighting. It is your lungs burning for breath and the perfect training ground for a President; Abraham Lincoln comes to mind. Washington was, Nixon wasn’t. Andrew Jackson was and Bill Clinton was not and neither was George Bush. It is in another galaxy, but does it give you an education. The first lesson is that you can’t always win. Men instinctively know when they meet another man whether it is win, draw or lose. You do the mental arithmetic real fast and if you come up with a “this guy can kick my ass”, you need another strategy. Negotiation comes to mind. Strategic alliances with other kindred spirits is helpful, but then some times you just have to take your medicine, and this is where a good street fighter has the advantage over more worthy opponents. He knows that it is not necessary to win a total victory. It is important not to get killed. It is important to sting your opponent, draw blood, and surprise him. Hurt him. Make him know that he is going to pay a price for tangling with you. A strategy to make your enemy or opponent pay a price will produce greater returns than trying to win a fight that is not winnable. It is getting a reputation that you are no one to fuck with. Get into an unwinnable fight with an all or nothing strategy and you are going down. You will get hammered. George Bush is getting hammered because no one fears him. The street fighters in Washington, Paris, Baghdad and Moscow know George does not have that fire in his guts and viciousness that if crossed he will fuck them up. Too bad, a few of them need the taste of blood in their mouth.
Addendum: The quote is from Shakespeare's, Julius Caesar. The etching from The Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes , November 5, 1605. Both about plots and disloyalty against a King.