Bush's Most "Anxious" Moment: World Series Pitch

02/11/2009 04:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Maureen Dowd New York Times

From Gaza to the unemployment figures to the $10.6 trillion debt, things keep spiraling while W. keeps fiddling. Just as when he was in the National Guard and didn't bother to show up, now, as the scabrous consequences of his missteps shake the economy and the world, he doesn't bother to show up. He's checked out -- spending his time on more than a dozen exit interviews that do nothing to change his image as a president who was over his head and under Cheney's spell.

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."

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