I'm no fan of Bush's politics, but holy cow, what a character he turned out to be.
Errol Morris' blog on NY Times' website had a great post today where he interviewed the head of three major international photo services about the photos of Bush that captured the essence of the man. The insight they give into not only what made these photos great is fantastic, but also how the media help portray a man that, for better or worse, shaped current times.
After viewing these photos, tempered with a lot of hindsight, the magnitude of the presence of the man is really amplified. He is combination cartoon character, movie star, politician, cowboy, and villain.