Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bush More Nervous About Pitch Than Anything Else in Administration

Maybe this is taking Bush out of context, frankly I hope it is, but Margret Carlsen in Bloomberg reports that Bush's most nervous moment of his administration was not after 9/11, nor was it during Katrina, not even before his invasion of Iraq, it was before the World Series when he was preparing to throw the first pitch. She reports:

Asked in another interview, “Which moments from the last eight years do you revisit most often?” he brought up “the compassion, love and determination of the families to make sure that the commander-in-chief hears their stories and knows their pride.”

Then he launched into a passionate description of another moment: “I think about throwing out that pitch at the World Series in 2001. My heart was racing when I got to the mound. Didn’t want to bounce it. Didn’t want to let the fans down,” he said. “I never felt that anxious any other time during my presidency, curiously enough.”

She then adds:
That’s more than curious. It’s painful that he puts himself at the center of the families’ grieving and that he felt more nervous on the pitcher’s mound than in the situation room starting a war.
She nailed it. Read the full article for more. If someone can provide some kind of mitigation for this comment, please post below. Either way, 8 days to Bush's departure.

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