Whatever one thinks of W or GHWB one is left with the realization that these men have something in much more abundance than Carter or Clinton- character. You just don't hear of them bashing other presidents and making themselves a big issue. Yea Carter has done some things of importance with his home building and such and Clinton as well on the international scene. But all too often THEY become the issue and they never seem to fail to castigate the president who succeeds them. The Bushes certainly were never my real cup of tea (RR was the man) but all in all they are very respectable representations of the correct character post presidency.