Der Stückeschreiber und Filmregisseur David Mamet hat aufgeschrieben, wie er zu seinem eigenen Erstaunen entdeckte, daß er in Wahrheit gar kein Linker war, wie er selber immer dachte, sondern ein Konservativer:
„I found not only that I didn’t trust the current government (that, to me, was no surprise), but that an impartial review revealed that the faults of this president—whom I, a good liberal, considered a monster—were little different from those of a president whom I revered.
Bush got us into Iraq, JFK into Vietnam. Bush stole the election in Florida; Kennedy stole his in Chicago. Bush outed a CIA agent; Kennedy left hundreds of them to die in the surf at the Bay of Pigs. Bush lied about his military service; Kennedy accepted a Pulitzer Prize for a book written by Ted Sorenson. Bush was in bed with the Saudis, Kennedy with the Mafia. Oh.“