Eight Days A Week For Coach In Chief

We knew President Bush was a workout nut, but we didn't figure this. Laura Bush recently joked to federal workers that the prez works out "eight days a week." The funny came during the first family's last pep talk to federal workers, which also featured a call to hit the gym. Bush urged his team to follow his workout model of at least 20 to 30 minutes a day. "If POTUS can find 20+ mins a day, surely I can!" E-mailed a Bushie. The prez described his morning routine this way: Wake up early, read the Bible for a while, then work out. Bush told the group that he gave up desserts for Lent, but asked: "Is giving up something that's bad for you a sacrifice?"

By Paul Bedard