What's next makes a point:
We only have rights because we accept a higher authority to give us the rights and thus protect us while we excersize them. It only stands to reason that if we grant someone else authority to protect us, that we not mock them while doing so. That's called respect.
I have never heard such calumnies uttered about a President as Bush gets. Even Nixon was treated more respectfully. If you can't respect the office, respect the man. Perhaps we should even support him, as Senator Lieberman suggests, because he is going to be president for another three years, and if he loses, we lose.