There's an interesting parallel between Bush [G.W.] and Richard Nixon. While Nixon was clearly a superior statesman and in many ways a more intelligent politician, what they share is a kind of boldness in how they emote their insecurities. What we're finding with George Bush, part of what's familiar to people and that adds to his likability for many, is that there's a commonality of deep insecurity and his handling it with a kind of bravado. What they both did is handle things with a similar certainty - certainty being the "disease of kings". --Sean Penn, no date given
*strangely enough, the Wikipedia article doesn't list "disease of kings" as one of the euphemisms for syphilis.