Michael Scott of 'The Office'

. . . is probably no accident. NBC’s The Office no doubt gets its popularity, in part, due to the unconscious similarities between Michael Scott, the fictional general manager of the Scranton office of Dunder Mifflin, and George W. Bush, the non-fictional president of the United States.

There’s the bumbling, the inappropriate humor, the word-mangling and the unshakeable self-confidence and conviction in favor of one’s own formula for governing  . . .

We laugh because we ought not cry about it all.