In my post yesterday, which I wrote in haste--generally a bad idea--I called former President Bush "a joke." I was expressing my frustration at his willingness to talk a good game but not to play a good game. But we at Econlog have certain standards of decorum and sometimes commenters' comments are deleted because they engage in name-calling. Obviously, the best way to get the kind of decorum we're after is to model it. I failed to do so. I apologize.