U.S. President George W. Bush told a German newspaper his best moment in more than five years in office was catching a big perch in his own lake.Man oh man, it's a sad thing when even the president himself can't think of something good he's done in office. Personally, I believe everything he touches turns to shit, but you'd think he'd have something to say here. But, no -- catching a fish is his best moment. Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations.
"You know, I've experienced many great moments and it's hard to name the best," Bush told weekly Bild am Sonntag when asked about his high point since becoming president in January 2001.
"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound (3.402 kilos) perch in my lake," he told the newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
(Thanks to Firedoglake for passing along the sadness.)
Update: Litbrit over at Shakespeare's Sister makes a good point. The high point of Bush's presidency took place in the lake at his Crawford ranch, a lake that is repeatedly stocked with fish so that the president can catch them in his own personal Special Olympics.
His proudest moment is winning a rigged contest. Hooray.