My favorite part, though, is when Mike Allen, the interviewer, offers his guess on what he thought the President was going to say and then Dubya fails to address the suggestion that Alex Rodriguez is the best player in baseball.
Q: We thought you were going to go A-Rod, Josh Beckett.
THE PRESIDENT: Josh Beckett is good, yes, he's real good, too. I mean, look, that's a tough question to answer on the fly like this, Michael.
Now, I suppose it's possible that the President didn't hear A-Rod's name and responded only to the mention of Beckett. But if he dodged the question? Well, then I guess it's a good thing he doesn't need another $2,000 from Rodriguez for a re-election campaign like he did in 2004.
- Josh Beckett