It seems to be obligatory to describe him as the lightning rod of the Bush administration- an odd image that calls up visions of Dr Frankenstein's laboratory. Don't worry, I'm not going to pursue that idea any further.
When he wasn't scaring the bejayzus out of wimpish liberals like myself, he was jolly good fun. Remember the anointing with cooking oil? Remember the draping of the bare-breasted statue of Justice? Remember "Let the Eagle Soar"?
So what rough beast is going to slouch into that office next?
But it's a pleasant reminder that no politician is forever.
Only four more years......