George W Bush says this was the most nervous moment of his entire presidency

Ellen Stewart
Monday 14 September 2015 16:40
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Former president of the United States of America, George W Bush has declared the moment he felt most nervous while in presidency.

It wasn't when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center.

It wasn't as Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.

It wasn't when he took his country to war in Iraq.

It wasn't when the world plummeted into financial collapse.

It was throwing a baseball before Game 3 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium in New York in 2001, one month after the 9/11 attacks.

Standing on the mount at Yankee Stadium was by far the most nervous moment of my presidency.

Bush confessed in 30 for 30 Shorts: First Pitch, and later reiterated for Grantland.

It's the one in which I was most nervous.

Speaking of the political decisions he had to make during his time in office he said:

Your adrenaline isn't surging during decisions.

Decisions were very deliberate. I listened to a lot of good people, and when I made up my mind, I made up my mind.

And I feel good about making those decisions based upon what I thought was in the best interest of the country.

Sure, there were times of stress he insisted... but they were nothing like that one moment on the mound in Yankee Stadium.

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