We all know about the super special relationship that Bush has with Putin...an understanding they share...almost like love at first site (After his first meeting with Putin, Bush said he looked into the eyes of his Russian counterpart and "gotten a sense of his soul"). It's a beautiful thing. And when two are so close they can at times finish each others thoughts, indeed they can begin to resemble each other.
So it should come as no surprise that both Bush and Putin might share some of the same ideas when it comes to the subject of politicals and ruling their nations. Indeed, Bush has said, "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm dictator."
Putin now wants to do a wee bit of reorganizing of his government that would give him a wee leg-up (On Monday, Putin demanded an overhaul of Russia's political system, including an end to the direct popular election of governors, saying the changes were needed to combat terrorism.)
It would seem that Bush has also had governors and elections on his mind (Kismet!) as Reuters has reported that despite a court injunction, Nader will be on the ballot for the election in Florida -- a state whose governor is Bush's big bro -- and a move which will undoubtedly give Bush his own leg-up in terms of seeking power.