'President George W. Bush says he is flexible and open-minded, rather than stubborn, but with a "thick hide" to absorb criticism."
In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" conducted last week, Bush also denied his spirits had suffered because the Iraq warhad not gone as well as hoped.
"Quite the contrary," he said, according to a transcript of the interview airing on Sunday. "My spirits are strong.
"I really am not the kind of guy that sits here and says, 'Oh, gosh, I'm worried about my legacy.' I'm more worried about making the right decisions to protect the United States of America," he said.
"I understand criticism. But I've got a pretty thick hide."
uh huh. the complete transcript is-- here.