Perhaps absence does make the heart grow fonder. A recent poll shows George W. Bush has reached positive approval ratings for the first time since leaving office. The pundits on the right and left are spinning the story; trying to explain the rise in favorability. The fact is those that truly hated GW Bush will probably always hate GW Bush. And those that never hated him will continue to find things about the man they liked. There were things about Bush I liked and things about Bush that infuriated me. But that is they way I am about most people, myself included. The reality is that the normal fence-straddlers, whom were sheep caught up in the media driven Bush Derangement Syndrome, have softened their opinions on Bush now that the press no longer has the time or storylines to kick Bush to the curb. Plus as the Obama Administration morphs more and more into a roid-rage version of GW Bush when it comes to addressing the Middle Eastern threats, the Benghazi Scandal, the IRS scandal and domestic spying – GW Bush no longer looks so bad to many of them.