Actually this news should be in the fun section, but we don't want to keep it from you.
During the 1950s when he was in the fourth grade, President George W. Bush's greatest aspiration was to be Elvis Presley, First Lady Laura Bush said Wednesday during a ceremony to honor Teacher of the Year.
However, at least one foreign leader thought recently Bush would do a better playing the role of Gary Cooper.
Laura Bush said the president's mother Barbara Bush had to rescue her son from the principal's office after he used charcoal to draw sideburns on his face and he disrupted his music class.
Laura Bush didn't say whether the future president had any musical ability at the time, but she did use the story to illustrate how teachers must foster any aspiration, no matter how far-fetched it may be.
Bush mildly scolded his wife for telling the story.
During a second appearance, Bush recounted how Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi thought the president ought to be playing the role of a cowboy.
"His (Koizumi's) favorite movie was Gary Cooper in 'High Noon.' One time he walked up to me and said, 'You like Cooper.' I said, 'I'm like Cooper?' He said, 'Yeah.' I finally figured out what he meant, you know?" Bush told a gathering of newspaper editors.