Mr. Bush has always been an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of guy, and he typically arrives at the Oval Office by 6:45 a.m., Ms. Perino said, for briefings from his national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, and chief of staff, Joshua B. Bolten. He holds regular secure video-conferences with various world leaders, among them the president of Afghanistan and the prime minister of Iraq.
As he has since the beginning of his presidency, Mr. Bush still slips away each day for a workout, and has lunch with Vice President Dick Cheney once a week. On other days, he might lunch with former aides (Dan Bartlett, the former counselor to the president, and Karl Rove, the political strategist, sometimes drop in) or Cabinet members like Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, though according to Ms. Perino, the president does not tarry.
“He’s a fast eater – always ready to get back to work,” she said.
The New York Times, June 6, 2008