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The Most Anxious Moment of George W. Bush's Presidency


George W. Bush was recently asked what the most anxious moment of his presidency was.

Click to find out (and to watch Bush's final press conference, AFTER THE JUMP...

Via Maureen Dowd: "Asked by People magazine what moments from the last eight years he revisited most often, W. talked passionately about the pitch he threw out at the World Series in 2001: 'I never felt that anxious any other time during my presidency, curiously enough.'"

And you know, this event was probably a close second.

Here's today's final press conference:

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  1. How many more good shoes do we need to waste before this man will shut up and leave?

    Posted by: djsauvage | Jan 12, 2009 6:59:57 PM

  2. His most anxious moment was preceeding a pitch at the World Series? Not the anxious hours before Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans... Not the moments just before our troops set foot in Afghanistan or Iraq... Or not even the minutes after learning the WTC and the Pentagon had been attacked by jets and thousands of Americans were burning to death...

    Confirms exactly what I know about G.W. Bush -- that he's a tool and complete idiot. I can't wait for him to leave office come Tuesday.

    If we learn nothing else from the last 8 years, let it be that mediocre men and average Joes should not be our leaders. We need thinkers, statesmen, diplomats. Lets not let Bush years be a total disgrace.

    Posted by: Jtlvr | Jan 12, 2009 7:01:02 PM

  3. If only Barbara's aim with the coat hanger were better.....

    Posted by: MAJeff | Jan 12, 2009 7:03:58 PM

  4. The guy makes a turd look good.

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 12, 2009 8:44:03 PM

  5. To all the Republikkklans who are taking shots at the [not yet] President Elect Obama: Watch and shove it up your ASS...

    ...oh and go read "Broken Government" by ex-Nixon Aid John Dean, it may open your eyes [and hearts] to the reality that IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU.

    Posted by: CJ | Jan 12, 2009 9:10:23 PM

  6. I doubt if we ever "misunderestimated" him.

    Posted by: Douglas | Jan 12, 2009 9:36:40 PM

  7. A sad, final statement about a sad and wasted presidency. Condi Rice recently said that history will prove Bush right, when all is said and done. Considering the great job historians have done telling the truth about the past so far, that is probably not far off the mark. In my lifetime, I've seen crooks, dullards and philanderers in the White House, but am saddest that I also saw an idiot there. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    Posted by: Brian | Jan 12, 2009 10:55:24 PM

  8. I love how his joke fell flat about the press 'misunderestimating' him.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 13, 2009 5:05:30 AM

  9. Cronies raised vast amounts of cash for the BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY at SMU. Their job will be to "rehabilitate" the Bush record and legacy.
    Don't misunderestimate the effect of PR, spin, and corporate pressure on whitewashing history.

    Posted by: Jonny NYNY2FLFL | Jan 13, 2009 5:30:27 AM

  10. If only the pretzel...

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Jan 13, 2009 8:22:00 AM

  11. What is really sad is that GWB has 2 young daughters who will likely raise children of their own and both they and their children will spend their entire lives hearing how horrible, stupid and incompetent their father and grandfather was! That's the legacy GWB should have considered when making the choices he made and when doing and saying the things he said..... What a shame, what a way for his progeny to spend their lives - defending him and listening to his presidency being held up as the "What NOT to DO method"! It's been said that his 2 terms will be used for generations to come in Poli Sci classes on "How not to Rule"!

    Posted by: Alex in Boston | Jan 13, 2009 12:13:40 PM

  12. I am trying so hard to be charitable towards this mess of a president as he trots out of office, but I find I cannot. Just watching "bites" of his inane remarks over the 8 years and wretched accent and poor grammar, make me deeply sad that we as a nation had to be led by this horrible mistake of a president.He is a clown and a waste . He has no true political saavy and no class. He is "Barbwire's" son, make no mistake. She is a mean,petty old bat and as incurious and elistist as her hapless son. If only he had taken after his father. At least we were not the laughing stock of the world when he was in office. Pity.... may God help us soften the memory of his disgrace of service to us. We move on. Enjoy Dallas and your rich cronies. You deserve each other. Ugh.

    Posted by: thom | Jan 13, 2009 1:02:08 PM

  13. i'm with Eliot -- a bad king creates the wasteland.

    Posted by: David B. | Jan 13, 2009 2:52:50 PM

  14. Misunderestimate. Golly, I've learned so much from this man!

    Posted by: Shirley | Jan 13, 2009 7:24:34 PM

  15. you're being too harsh -- you forget what a powerful symbol baseball is in the american psyche -- even if you're gay, you know that nothing is as american as baseball or apple pie.

    there were few opportunities as powerful as that moment to demonstrate to the american people that their way of life would not be destroyed by the cowardice of a few zealous brigands -- of course he was apprehensive.

    lay off.

    Posted by: steven | Jan 13, 2009 9:48:20 PM

  16. Seven more days. Seven more days. Seven more days....

    Just keep saying it to yourself.

    Posted by: Wheezy | Jan 13, 2009 11:19:52 PM

  17. Really, Steven. Really. I apologize for my bluntness, but how can you even begin to defend this piece of crap president. So much more can be said, but good Lord, you've left me speechless.

    Posted by: Rob | Jan 14, 2009 1:36:48 AM

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