WASHINGTON, DC—During a Monday press conference, President Bush repeatedly interrupted the question-and-answer period to seek out praise from the press corps. "Man, that Social Security speech I gave last night—people are saying that might be one of my best ones yet," said Bush, pausing and raising his eyebrows expectantly at the correspondents in the front row. "Yep, sure felt like I nailed it... So..." Getting no bites, Bush changed the subject, mentioning that he picked out his own suit for the conference, but wasn't really sure if it looked good on him.