During his White House press conference this morning, George W. Bush was asked what he thought about Hillary Clinton's idea of sending his father and her husband on a "worldwide goodwill mission to restore the country's good name abroad."
The president's response: Been there, done that.
"It's what I do during my presidency," Bush said. "I go around spreading goodwill and talking about the importance of spreading freedom and peace."
Think Progress was first with the obvious rejoinder: Over the course of the past two years, world public opinion of the United States has trended steadily downward. Back home, a slew of public opinion polls taken this month put the president's approval ratings in the just-above-freezing range.
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.