Rumsfeld's Squash Reputation: "He Hits The Ball Well, But He Doesn't Play By The Rules"...

For the last six years, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has slipped down to the Pentagon basement many afternoons, changed into a T-shirt, sweat pants and headband, and spent a heart-thumping hour playing squash.

There, no matter how the war in Iraq was going or how many Democrats were calling for his head, the 74-year-old Mr. Rumsfeld could uncork his deadly drop shot, leaving his foe helpless and himself triumphant, at least for a moment.

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