Ted Rall explains what David Brooks and other conservative pundits just don't understand:
Bush's detractors despise him viscerally, as a man. Where working-class populists see him as a smug, effeminate frat boy who wouldn't recognize a hard day's work if it kicked him in his self-satisfied ass, intellectuals see a simian-faced idiot unqualified to mow his own lawn, much less lead the free world.

Rall goes on to explain that we really hate Bush because he stole the election. (As if he hasn't given us 1000 more reasons to hate him since.)