Here is an interesting article on Bob Woodward speaking to an audience in Providence, RI about President Bush. Here is my favorite excerpt:
“Woodward recalled how two days after the terrorist attacks, the CIA had heard Pakistani extremists were planning an attack on the White House. The CIA wanted to evacuate the president to a bunker under the White House. Mr. Bush, aware of the criticism he received on Sept. 11, when the Secret Service flew him around the country to avoid possible attack, said, according to Woodward: “I’m not leaving. I’m not going to do it.” Instead, Woodward said, Mr. Bush turned to an aide and ordered a hamburger. The aide, knowing the president was about to blow his diet, replied: “Mr. President, you might as well have cheese.’ “
I think that sums it up right there. Sometimes you just have to say….I’ll have the damn cheeseburger.