Yes, the yucking it up is definitely creepy. George and Bill are not John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, "serious men who stood for serious things," with "serious supporters who were not to be trifled with." Clinton and Bush 41 were very alike in one way: The presidency was, for them, the next line on their resumes, the job they should have because it's the one they had always been aiming for. G.W. is different because he has -- agree with it or hate it -- a set of core beliefs. He actually wanted to do something with the presidency. It is a depressing prospect to think that the next race could end up being between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, both of who would try to finesse the middle and end up not really standing for anything. This is the leadership of the free world, for God's sake, not a family business.