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Anxious George

Did you hear what moment President Bush said made him the most anxious during his eight years as President?!  The interview is in People magazine.  I know, People magazine is basically a rag, but I do also subscribe to The New Yorker so I feel the two balance each other out. Anyway, back to the quote.  Bush was asked which moments from the last eight years do you revisit most often?  Here was his answer: I definitely think about the families I've met of the fallen soldiers--about the compassion, love and determination of the families, to make sure that the Commander-inChief hears their stories and know their pride. That part is okay, but here's what he said next: I think about throwing out that pitch at the World Series on [Oct. 30] 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.  My heart was pumping so hard, I wasn't sure if I could  lift my arm.  I never felt that anxious any other time during my presidency, curiously enough. So this was his most anxious moment: Not this: Or perhaps these Hurricane Katrina victims: Maybe this? Come on, not even this?! Goodbye, George.  What a glorious eight years.

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