As if to emphasise his contempt for a world that despises him, the UK Guardian has reported:
In an apparent riposte to the London demonstration, Bush said last night that public opinion had never been a guiding principle of his presidency. "I want it to be said about George W Bush that, when he finished his presidency, he looked in the mirror and [saw] a man who did not compromise his core principles for the sake of politics or the Gallup poll," he told Sky. "You can't lead in this world if you chase something as temporary as a popularity poll."
He forgot to add that he didn’t even compromise his core principles when the ultimate popularity poll, the one the American people use to decide who will be their next President, goes against him – he just ignored them as he has done ever since.