Apparently, Bush told
a bunch of Democrats in Congress how he is like Harry Truman. How Truman had to face down Communism, and how he left office deeply unpopular for the stands he made, but of course now he is revered by almost everyone and the Truman Doctrine became the blueprint for US strategy during the entire Cold War.
My Grandmother is a consummate Democrat, my Father a consummate Republican. Both of them count Truman as their favorite president, which I've always found interesting.
And to be fair to Bush, he is exactly like Truman in one way: Bush also has managed to unite my Grandmother's and my Father's opinions regarding him.
Both of them regard Bush as the worst president in the last century, probably ever.
See, he's a uniter, not a divider.