As a minor aside, while looking up articles that compared Bush to Lincoln (and there are more than a few of them), I stumbled across this gem from the National Review Online.
Here in the VeryVeryHappy household, it doesn't matter how logical or reasonable your argument is. It doesn't matter how much you might know about a given subject. It doesn't even matter if most people agree with you.
The second you use the term "smarty pants," you lose the argument. No exceptions.
Sorry, Mr. Owens. Come back when you are able to get over the grudges you held against the smart kids in junior high.