There’s an ugly bit of nonsense making the rounds, the claim that Chen = Bush, which has made its way out of Blue propaganda pieces and is now slowly filtering into the traditional media. Wulingren has pointed me to a writing by Ting-I Tsai and Mark Magnier (late of a very pro-Beijing piece on Pandas) in a post on an LA Times article (More on Chen’s similarity/difference to Bush). The article itself is appears more balanced than previous work by Tsai and Magnier, but as Wulingren points out, its fundamental assumption is wrong: there is no similarity between Bush and Chen except low ratings.