In an interview with a local ABC affiliate, Politico’s Mike Allen discussed his interview with President Bush yesterday, in which Bush said he has given up golf because of the Iraq war. Describing Bush’s “upbeat” mood about his presidency, Allen said it makes him realize that Bush “must not read the papers or watch TV much”:
ALLEN: The president’s physically aged in the last seven years, but he still seems to have a spring in his step. He says he still enjoys the job. Makes me realize that he must not read the papers or watch TV much. He says he only watches sports.
The “spring” in Bush’s “step” might be a little less pronounced if he read in the news that his job disapproval rating is the worst of any president in history.