Bush: ‘I’m thrilled to be anywhere with high ratings.’

In a videotaped visit to NBC’s ‘Deal or No Deal’ gameshow, President Bush last night joked that, “I’m thrilled to be anywhere with high ratings these days.” He made the guest appearance to offer a good luck message to decorated Iraq war veteran Army Captain Joseph Kobes who competed on the game show. Bush’s visit was met with thunderous applause from the crowd and left Kobes on the verge of tears. Watch it:

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Bush now stands at 28 percent approval. USA Today writes, “Bush has had dismal ratings through most of his second term. His approval rating hasn’t reached as high as 50% since May 2005. He has been steadily below 40% since September 2006.”