Where did I say anything about Bush boss8ing the party around? I have never seen any tendency on the part of Bush to boss anyone around. Whoever is the Republican nominee will have the support of Bush to win the Presidency, but if the nominee is "anti-Bush," and thinks he can win without the President's support, he will be in for a really great fall.
I'm not saying we need a Bush clone as nominee, but that the "anti-Bush" rhetoric is counter-productive.
It seems to me that no one eats there own like Republicans. It never ceases to amaze me.
The "Eleventh Commandment" works both ways, though. I hope the President recognizes that his successor is probably going to want to do things differently and doesn't expect too much deference.