"I hope [the American people] do know the burden of worry that's on his shoulders, every single day, for our troops," the first lady said of her husband. "I think they do. I think if they don't, they're not seeing what the real responsibilities of our president are."
Case in point: George W. Bush himself.
In an interview with Fox's Brit Hume in December, Bush said the "load" he carries as president is "not heavy." He explained: "Look, somebody said to me, 'Prove it.' I said, 'You can't prove it. All I can tell you is I feel it.' And it's a remarkable country when millions pray for me and Laura. So therefore I am able to say to people that this is a joyful experience, not a painful experience."