Bush...does not take the time to download the music himself; that task falls to his personal aide, Blake Gottesman, who buys individual songs and albums...from the iTunes music store.
The president also has an eclectic mix of songs downloaded into his iPod from Mark McKinnon, a biking buddy and his chief media strategist during the 2004 campaignSurely Bush isn't listening to pirated music! After all, just the other day, his administration asked the Supreme Court to ban the file sharing service Grokster. Bush promised to "restore honor and dignity" to the White House, and surely there's no honor in thievery. Still, it's hard to see what "songs downloaded into his iPod from Mark McKinnon" can mean, except that Bush is listening to illegally copied music, presumably songs from McKinnon's CDs.