George Bush exhibiting strong leadership?

Brad DeLong’s Semi-Daily Journal: A Weblog: Why Oh Why Are We Ruled by These Idiots? (Moral Leadership Department)
I remember the “George Bush is exhibiting strong leadership” meme from a couple of years ago, when it turned up in Astroturfed letters to newspapers across the country.
I suppose continuing a vacation at the Ranch while tens of thousands have died is precisely part of that exhibition.
We’re the richest, strongest country in the world, and our government seems reluctant to help and miserly to boot.
I’d gladly increase my tax burden by a few dollars this year to help with rescue and reconstruction in Southeast Asia. And I daresay I am not alone.