Here is perhaps the best insight into George W. Bush's mind that I've ever seen. It is from the article, "What a Piece of Work," by William Deresiewicz in the June 2015 issue of Harper's Magazine, p. 88ff. Deresiewicz, pulls a quote from Mark Greif's book, The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973.
Here's what Greif says about George W. Bush:
"He makes up orders that are assembled
from the bric-a-brac of instruction, correction,
remembered adage, childhood experience,
assumed law, scripture, in a collection of string,
paper trash, and bits of bright foil.... He is not
facing reality and trying to think; he is squinting
and trying to remember his lessons."
Lest you think that George W. Bush is passe, remember his brother Jeb wishes to be president also and much of what Jeb knows come from George. In fact, when it comes to foreign policy, George will be Jeb's go-to guy.
What could go wrong with that?