In an interview to support his book on the CBS show 60 Minutes, due to air on Sunday night, he describes his current health as "a miracle". But by name, wow! It turned out that Bush, who had laughed off other critical articles, was soothing his vice presidential running mate. Even during the most stressful period of his time as vice-president, the terrorist attacks on the United States in September and their aftermath, he said his condition did not affect his thinking. It was a private comment, and I don't plan to say anything about it," he told reporters later in Chicago. Ann Wood Fessenden m. TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary on events in news, society, and culture.
Karen Hughes, Bush's spokeswoman, said that the remarks were "a whispered aside to his running mate.
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Not everyone in the crowd caught the exchange, but many did. Ann Wood Fessenden m. Senator Kerry meant his remark for public consumption in that he spoke his words directly to a reporter on the scene in answer to a query about the nature of the spill he had just taken he and his Secret Serviceman had collided while the Senator was snowboardingwhereas President Bush made his remark as an aside to his running mate, both men unaware their conversation was being broadcast. The New York Times. Retrieved September 10, When asked about the comment at a brief airport news conference in Allentown, Pennsylvania, late Monday, Mr Bush said, "I regret that a private comment I made to the vice-presidential candidate made it through the public airways.