(Chuckles.) Thank you all.
Q (Off mike.)
PRESIDENT BUSH: Huh?
Q Are you going to the Rose Bowl?
PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I won't be going to the Rose Bowl. I'll be watching the Rose Bowl.
And by the way, in case you're not following high school football in Texas --
PRESIDENT BUSH: -- you're -- atta boy, Jackson -- the Crawford Pirates are the state 2-A, Division 2, champs. And we look forward, don't we, to wave the championship banner above the Crawford High School.
All right. Happy holidays.
I have read some wonderful things by him that go beyond funny or incisive, like a piece he wrote a decade ago on the death of his mother.
But he doesn't go there very often, I don't think -- to grief, to confusion, to anxiety, to heartbreak -- because it's unsure footing for him, a tough place to keep his exquisite balance, to be a cool guy.
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