March 4, 2004
Bush Calls To Congratulate Self On GOP Nomination
After George W. Bush called John Kerry on Tuesday night to congratulate him on apparently securing the Democratic nomination, President Bush called himself to "let me know how appreciative and impressed I am at my having locked up the GOP nomination."
"It seemed like the natural and right thing to do," said Bush, recounting the phone call to several captive aides the next day.
The first couple times Bush called he got a busy signal. "Apparently I was talking to someone else, " he said.
"When I did get through, we had a nice conversation. I was very warm and personable."
Bush explained his phone calls. "I did it because I'm engaged in politics. I follow it closely. I guess you could say I'm married to it."
"I sure hope it doesn't divorce me," Bush added. "I would hate to pay the alimony."