Greenblatt’s conclusion is that no Shakespeare character with a clear moral vision has a will for power, and none with an ambition to rule has an ethical goal. So can one find an ambitious candidate with a moral foundation? Perhaps not if the world is Shakespearian - the thirst for power is like the thirst for sex among some people (and is sometimes combined). Some people just have to have it no matter what.
Now which character from the 2008 campaign makes the best Shakespeare character...?
The amount of forgetfulness seen in the Bush Administration is stunning. It seems uncharitable to suggest that these people are basically dishonest - after all - President Bush called them the best and the brightest and "best" would seem to imply honest.
I humbly suggest the problem is lead paint.
Republicans fought environmental lead restrictions tooth and nail when they were first proposed and some continue to fight lead paint removal in low income areas. When Bush came to the White House a massive redecoration took place (this happens with most administrations) and perhaps the Republican love of the product was sufficient to have it specified for the re-painting.
How else can one explain sudden forgetfulness among so many bright and honest personal?