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Cowboy without a horse

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Point of Order, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    He wore a flight suit, but he was never in combat. He talks about uniting, but he divides. He says he's making us safer, but he makes us less safe. And now...

    He acts like a cowboy, yet he's afraid of horses. From TPM:

    Here's another fun detail from Vicente Fox's upcoming autobiography: He says that despite President Bush's cowboy image, the man is actually scared of horses.

    Fox tells the story of the two men meeting in Mexico in early 2001, in which he invited Bush to ride a large horse. Bush nervously backed away. "A horse lover can always tell when others don't share our passion," Fox wrote.

    Fun fact: Bush's Crawford ranch, purchased in 1999 in order to help create a down-home image for his presidential campaign, does not have any horses.

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I never have thought he acted like a cowboy. He has acted like a rancher, which is something completely different.

    Even then, however, you could say he's "all hat and no cattle."
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Cowboy up, Mr. President!
  4. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    I don't like horses either.
    But I'm perfectly comfortable around cattle, having worked them and such.
  5. Dan Rydell

    Dan Rydell Guest

    When the history books write about Dubya, it's gonna make Jimmy Carter look like a statesman.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    How could George Bush ride a horse, when he spent every available moment licking Vicente Fox's boots?
  7. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I wish you and I would be here to make a wager on that.

    I cannot imagine anything the history books will have to say that's good about Mr. Peanut, except that his failures helped lead to the Reagan Revolution.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Thanks in part to Dubya, the Reagan Revolution is starting to look more like just a flash in the pan.
  9. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    Can't argue with that.
  10. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Liberal urbanites who have referred to W as a "cowboy" or "redneck" must shoulder part of the blame for the "Bush is a Cowboy" myth. He's obviously a prep-school douche posing as John Wayne, but all those editorial cartoons depicting W with a cowboy hat and boots just played into the Republicans' attempt to give Bush credibility with the rural Wal-Mart crowd and the Brooks-and-Dunn-listening-suburban-wannabe-cowboy demographic.

    W's "ranch" is like Hedwig wearing a dildo.

    As for Carter, he started the "Reagan Revolution" with his supply-side economic policies, but don't let facts get in the way of the endless fellating of Reagan's corpse.
  11. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    You're right. He's frightened of horses and more of a rancher:

  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

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