White House downplays job predictions

From Cnn:

The White House backed away Wednesday from its own prediction that the economy will add 2.6 million new jobs before the end of this year, saying the forecast was the work of number-crunchers and that President Bush was not a statistician.

I am shocked!! Actually is there anyone out there who is surprised by this? Bush is going to end up as only president besides Hoover to actually lose jobs during a term. The funniest part of the article however is that Bush is not a statistician. Yep I am sure we almost made that mistake. I am not sure if the man knows his multiplication tables to be honest.