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My Favorite Moment as President…


Gee, this Presidential-ating is hard work.  Especially when you’re a record-breaking President (record-breaking for number of vacation days in while being President, that is).

But this one just made me shake my head this morning.  Let’s call it What I Did on My Bazillionth Vacation Day in Office:

U.S. President George W. Bush told a German newspaper his best moment in more than five years in office was catching a big perch in his own lake.

"You know, I’ve experienced many great moments and it’s hard to name the best," Bush told weekly Bild am Sonntag when asked about his high point since becoming president in January 2001.

"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake," he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.

So, let me get this straight. The man has been President for five freaking years. And the thing that he thinks is his best moment in office as President of the US of A is catching a big fish in his lake.


(Hat tips to reader Gyro Gear Loose and Peter Daou for the heads up on this one.  Holy crap…just when you think you can’t be more disgusted.  Either he’s doing his "I’m just like every doofus out there, a common man." tap dance routine again before the Fall elections, or he really is that much of a doofus for real.  You choose.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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