Bush is just ‘the commander guy’

President George W. Bush has many games for himself. He likes to call himself "the decider" and he really prefers to be known as the "commander-in-chief."

But if that sounds too pompous, just call him "the commander guy."

Reports Sheryl Gay Stolberg in The New York Times:

And you thought he was still “the decider.”

President Bush coined a new nickname for himself — ‘’the commander guy” — on Wednesday, as he criticized Congressional Democrats in a speech to the annual gathering of the Associated General Contractors of America, a construction industry trade group.

The man who last year proclaimed “I’m the decider,’’ in response to a question about whether he would fire Donald Rumsfeld as defense secretary, came up with this latest moniker in explaining why he vetoed an Iraq war spending bill that dictated a timeline for troops to withdraw from Iraq.

“The question is, ‘Who ought to make that decision, the Congress or the commanders?,’’ Mr. Bush said. “As you know, my position is clear – I’m the commander guy.”

We’re glad he cleared that one up.