(Unlikely) Quote of the Day No. 2

The president is "exuberant and determined" as he prepares for tonight's State of the Union address.

Published January 23, 2007 8:09PM (EST)

Dan Froomkin catches Tony Snow on George W. Bush's mood as he prepares for tonight's speech: "The president is exuberant and determined. When George W. Bush attacks something like the State of the Union address, it's with an eye toward action."

Yes, Tony, but isn't the president a little bummed by those below-freezing approval ratings? "You know what, you've got him confused with somebody that indulges in self-pity. And it doesn't work that way. I think what it does, it focuses for the president ... he understands that there's an outcry to get things done."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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