When they write things like this,
RE Bush: He seems affable enough and the camera loves the guy. If he hadn’t let terrorists attack us on 9/11 and then launched a war against a random country by lying about their ability to bomb us with nukes without planning for the occupation and hadn’t wrecked the economy through gross mismanagement hadn’t lavished corporate welfare on his pals in big oil, and hadn’t trashed the constitution and hadn’t turned the country into armed ideological camps - then he might have been an okay placeholder president.
It's no wonder we consider them to be a parody of themselves. The only canard left out of this statement is that President Bush "stole" the elections of 2000 and 2004. :)