"The New Jesus is the guy the boss has just brought in to solve the problems that the slackers and idiots already on the staff cannot handle. Of course sooner or later the New Jesus himself turns into a slacker or idiot, and the search for the next Jesus begins." Now James Fallows says David Petraeus is Bush's new New Jesus. I think that's right. And it's no smear against Petraeus to note that he is, in fact, just a man.