The President is a Jerk
No, not stupid. A jerk. As in, he doesn't know how to behave around people.
In a meeting with incoming Democratic Senator Jim Webb, a combat veteran whose son is serving in Iraq, Bush asked Webb how his son was doing. Webb said that he'd like to see his son brought home. Bush said, "I didn't ask you that, I asked how he was doing."
Jerk. Jerk. Jerk.
Webb, so the story says, resisted the urge to clock the Prez. You're a better man than I am, Jim Webb.