Apparently George W. Bush managed to lower everyone's expectations even further, droping not only the par for future presidents, but also the ball, a bright red one he's had since an infant.
In a speech aimed towards coaxing Americans into supporting the recent troop surge, Bush backed himself into a corner during a post-speech Q&A:
Interviewer, "What do you have to say in response to some critics of yours suggesting military supplies are substandard?"
President Bush, "Ya see, there's this saying, it goes, there's more than one way to skin a cat, grill a boot and where a steak."
Interviewer, "And the military supplies?"
President Bush, "We've got the best troops in the world and they deserve the best meat and footwear."
Interviewer, "And do they have either?"
President Bush, "Either? Heck, they can walk on they steaks for weeks without tears and eat boots till the cows come home."
Interviewer, "So you would eat a military boot?"
President Bush, "I'll take a bite out of the pair I got on right now!"
At which point the president put his foot in his mouth, again.