Rich Lowry iseasily impressed.
In person, George W. Bush is extremely forceful. He has a restless energy when he sits in a chair, and nearly leaps out of it when making certain points. Yesterday, in an on-the-record session with a few journalists in the Oval Office, he untwisted (what looked like) a paper clip as he talked, then twisted it around his finger until it was in a little bow, like a reminder of something.
I met Bush when he was still the Governor of Texas back in 1996. For the record, I found him to be most unimpressive. Very much the unserious, fraternity house clown we have all become accustomed to.