Completely apart from views, policies, and issues, this is the sort of thing I most appreciate about President Bush (from Realpolitics.com):
It was on Air Force One on election day that strategist Karl Rove started calling around to get the results of early exit polls. But the line kept breaking down. The only information that came through as the plane descended was a BlackBerry message from an aide that simply read: "Not good." Not long afterward, Rove got a more detailed picture and told the President and senior aides the bad news. Florida Governor Jeb Bush had been saying the state was looking good, and the Bush team had expected to be ahead in Ohio. But Kerry was leading everywhere. "I wanted to throw up," said an aide onboard. Bush was more philosophical: "Well, it is what it is," he told adviser Karen Hughes.
According to an email I received, his Myers-Briggs type is ESTP, and I'm ISTJ (apparently Kerry is INFJ). I think it's an ST thing. There are lots of reasons the Stoics are my favorite of all the ancient philosophers. It's excellent to see their ethical views modeled in the Vulcans on Star Trek and their metaphysical views in the Wayists on Andromeda, at least while Robert Hewitt Wolfe was still behind the helm before it got really stupid under the Twin Peaks guy who now runs the show. One of my reasons for liking the Stoics is this aspect of their ethical views that just makes sense to me.
Some things are not in your power, and there's not much reason to care about such things. If you can't do anything about it, it's best to train yourself not to try. This theme in Stoic ethics picked up in the reasoning in some of Paul's letters, so it's a thoroughly Christian idea as well (and it has roots in the Hebrew scriptures too, which is probably why Paul saw something in the Stoics' use of similar ideas). Augustine also saw more good in the Stoics than in any of his other interlocutors (except maybe the neo-Platonists). This key Stoic doctrine is the basis of Reinhold Niebuhr's famous prayer:
Lord, Give me the courage to change the things which can be changed.
And give me the patience to accept the things that cannot be changed.
But most of all, give me the wisdom to know the difference.
For those who care about how Bush's faith really shapes his presidency, look for things like this, not the paranoia of those who misunderstand and misrepresent him as if he's a theonomist or accuse him of assuming every idea he has comes from God.