Read about baseball
We couldn’t help but be amused on Nov. 20 when President Bush, visiting a pair of faux Indonesian classrooms in Jakarta, was asked by a small boy what his hobbies had been when he was growing up.
Observed the White House pool report: “Bush didn’t miss a beat: ‘Baseball. I liked baseball. That was my hobby. Sports.’ Then, perhaps realizing that sports was the wrong thing to push in a classroom, even a fake one, the president added: ‘The best thing that I did was to learn how to read.’ Continuing in that vein, the last thing we heard before being pushed out was Bush cautioning the kids that ‘there are people who watch TV too much.’ ”