Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Presidential Best

Recently our born-again president George W. Bush told a German newspaper that his most wonderful moment in more than five years in the White House was when he:

A. Prayed with the late Pope John Paul II and asked for God to protect and bless America from the evildoers.
B. Returned home from a Southern Baptist prayer group meeting and was greeted with the news that Saddam Hussein had been captured.
C. Caught a very big large mouth bass in his lake in Crawford, Texas.
D. Was told by his daughters that they’d re-dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ in the days following September 11, 2001.


C: The fish. President Bush told weekly Bild am Sonntag that: “The best moment was — you know, I've had a lot of great moments. I don't know, it’s hard to characterize the great moments. They’ve all been busy moments, by the way. I would say the best moment was when I caught a seven-and-a-half pound large mouth bass on my lake.” In case you think we’re making this up, we read the transcript of this interview at the www.whitehouse.gov, the official website of the White House.

We find this a startling answer given that the president is constantly talking to God and praising the Almighty. Think about it. Bush started a war so it’s natural to assume his best moment would be meeting with a brave, inspiring young soldier or perhaps the elections in Iraq or even vanquishing Saddam Hussein. But no, his best memory was catching a lousy large mouth bass from a lake he probably keeps stocked. Makes you wonder…


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