Bush's high spot: a fish – World – smh.com.au
It might sound fishy but US President George W Bush says that catching a bass in a lake on his Texas ranch has been the high spot of his five years in office.
Asked by German newspaper Bild to name the "most wonderful moment" of his presidency, Bush said: "I don't know, it's hard to characterise the great moments.
"They've all been busy moments, by the way.
"I would say the best moment was when I caught a seven and half pound (3.4kg) largemouth bass on my lake."
Bush may have been joking.
Nonetheless, political observers were amazed how he let such a soft question go by, particularly at time when his approval rating is languishing at around a lowly 30 per cent.
In 2004 Bush was asked by reporters to name his biggest mistake, but he couldn't come up with any.
"At least this is balanced," said Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia's Centre for Politics.
"He can't think of the worst mistakes or his best moments. Maybe that's how he survives."
"I doubt his wife will be pleased," Sabato added. "If he wasn't going to name some official moment, the least he could have done was name some moment with Laura."