Bush: "I'd rather be judged as solving problems and being correct, rather than being popular"
Yep, he actually said that, in an interview yesterday on Larry King Live. He also said a bunch of other stupendously clueless things:
"Because we're right on winning this war on terror, and we've got a good economic record, people are working under the leadership of the Bush administration and the Congress."
"We removed a tyrant [Saddam]. He was an enemy of the United States who harbored terrorists and who had the capacity, at the very minimum, to make weapons of mass destruction. And he was a true threat."
Bush does not feel beleaguered by the presidency. "Quite the contrary. I feel it is an honor to be in this position. I wake up enthused about working on this year's problems because I've got confidence we can solve them."
Bush predicted that Osama bin Laden will be captured eventually. "Oh, we'll get him. It's just a matter of persistence and patience."
Bush was "really surprised" by the death of friend and Enron founder Ken Lay. "My hope is that his heart was right with the Lord, and I feel real sorry for his wife. She's had a rough go, and she's now here on Earth to bear the burdens of losing her husband, a man she loved."