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Vicente Fox: Bush a "windshield cowboy" who's scared of horses

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And that's what the guy's friends say about him! Daily Telegraph covers Fox's biography:

President Bush may like to be seen as a swaggering tough guy with a penchant for manly outdoor pursuits, but in a new book one of his closest allies has said he is afraid of horses.

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, derided his political friend as a "windshield cowboy" – a cowboy who prefers to drive – and "the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life".

He recalled a meeting in Mexico shortly after both men had been elected when Mr Fox offered Mr Bush a ride on a "big palomino" horse.

Mr Fox, who left office in December, recalled Mr Bush "backing away" from the animal.

'A horse lover can always tell when others don't share our passion," he said, according to the Washington Post.

C'mon, let's be charitable. Maybe Bush was scared of the horse because He didn't have a firecracker to shove up its ass?

NOTE Via TPM, but they left out the good quotes!

UPDATE I have to say, I love "windshield cowboy." I really hope that one sticks. And is that Kinky Friedman I hear in the background?

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Submitted by Sarah on

I first heard it over 30 years ago.
"Drugstore cowboy" is a term of utter contempt.
"Windshield cowboy" is a description of a rich, lazy wannabe.
"All hat, no cattle" is ... used for actors.
Bush is all these things, and although you'll never get the "good Christian right-thinking Americans" who resisted creating a national park in the Palo Duro Canyon (that's socialism!!) to admit it publicly, of the 27 million people in Texas, about 26 9/10 million of us KNOW what Bush is.

Windshield Cowboy loves showing off videos of himself being a "Cowboy" as well. Things like using chainsaws to cut down his trees, leaning on fences, etc.

He'd like to be a cowboy, but he isn't really. He's just a powerful little kid in a very big chair (and a very expensive suit).

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Since horses don't run on oil, I think it's more reasonable that the 'windshield cowboy' is afraid everyone's going to switch to cornfed horses and his profits will decline. Harhar. He's such a dick.

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Submitted by Sarah on

And if you really need to go long distances in a bigger hurry, maglev trains.

Sticking it to Exxon, one step at a time ...

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!-- Xan

Submitted by lambert on

Or possibly a goat...

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

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Submitted by Sarah on

Change the paradigm, look at the benefits.

Horses don't drive drunk.
Horses don't do road rage.
Horses don't produce as much greenhouse gas.
Horses don't produce petroleum combustion byproducts as waste.
Horses don't depend on foreign oil.
Horse drawn transportation systems would encourage more local manufacturing.
Horse drawn transportation systems would create more jobs. (Hostlers, grooms, stablehands ...)
Horse drawn transportation systems really could change the way we live. Telecommuting, videoconferencing ....

Submitted by lambert on

Ever read Frederick Pohl's The Space Merchants? The marketing exec hero is extolling the limitless ingenuity of mankind: "When oil ran low, technology developed the pedicab." So here we are.

I agree with everything you say, and in fact the barn attached to this house seems to have been designed fr that purpose (it's carriage sized, and there seems to be a stall).

That said, one issue with horses for, say, Manhattan, is horse shit. Stinky, disease-y (?), certainly fly-ridden.

Now, one could argue that horse shit is preferable to petroleum, rubber, asbestos brake linings...

But there needs to be more of a solution.

Can you draw out the implications on telecommuting? More of it, I assume?

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

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Put your money into car shit. It is a fertilizer 20 times better than horse shit.

Submitted by [Please enter a... (not verified) on

is how he's been previously described. Also, the Will Farrell spoof from the past election has him both frightened by a horse and unable to identify it. Though issues of regional authenticity and style v. identity can be somewhat problematic. Ronnie Ray-gun cld ride, but nobody confused dutchie with a roughneck.

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Submitted by Sarah on

although pencil-neck seems apt.

"Roughneck" is actually a job title in the West Texas oil patch. "Redneck" suggests someone who can (or has, or does) farm.

Ain't W, either way.

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I don't recall Bush ever claiming to be a cowboy-- his ENEMIES made that claim, albeit derisively. And when it turns out he's not a cowboy (which Bush has never claimed to be), those same enemies who accused him of being a "cowboy" act like they just "exposed" him as a fake! LOL. Hilarious. Sorry, guys. He never claimed to be a cowboy. YOU did. In fact, Bush just proved YOU wrong. He's not a cowboy. Never was. I'm from Texas, and there's plenty of us who don't ride horses either. We don't wear chaps and six-shooters. We do have cowboy hats though. It doesn't mean we all ride horses.

Submitted by lambert on

Just too stupid, but I want to procrastinate before working.

Anonymous Coward writes:

Sorry, guys. He never claimed to be a cowboy. YOU did.

No, no, AC. We didn't call Bush a "windshield cowboy." His good friend, the President of Mexico, did, and we quoted him--see how that part of the text is indented? That's a "block quote"--and then we linked to the source of the quote--that's an "HTML" link--at "Daily Telegraph," and you can use it to make sure that we quoted Bush's friend accurately.

Just move your mouse over the link so that the cursor turns into a little hand, and then click!

Oh, but your own little hand must be very busy, musn't it? Sorry.

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

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>>>Things like using chainsaws to cut down his trees, leaning on fences, etc.

That's being a cowboy? LOLOL. Maybe in New Jersey. Like I said-- and I'll say again-- Bush has never claimed to be a cowboy. So it's hard to see how Bush is a "windshield cowboy" just because he doesn't like horses, regardless of who said it-- Fox or you intellectually dishonest, logic-challenged morons.

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>>>Just move your mouse over the link so that the cursor turns into a little hand, and then click!

That, and the rest of your comment, is just a whole lot of snark amounting to nothing. Zilch. Zip. Nada. Or as we Texans who pretend to be cowboys just because we use chainsaws and lean on fence posts would say, all hat and no cattle. LOL. Next time back up the snark with some substance or logic.

Submitted by lambert on

... means that Bush isn't a gen-you-wine cowboy. I couldn't agree with you more.

Anyhow, I don't want to take up too much of your time, so I won't ask you to read; here's some pictures: The boots, the hat, the image, the fakery... Sorry for the Reagan pictures, guys. Best I could do without wasting any more time on this Cheetohs-stained fool.

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

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I do believe it's time for a Recipe.

Apple Walnut Crisp

(SF Chronicle)

INGREDIENTS:
6 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Topping
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 cup chopped walnuts

INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan. Toss apples with sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Arrange evenly in pan.

For the topping: Mix together flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle topping over apples.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.

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(courtesy GWPDA, yclept Irate Historian, dealing with a similar Pest infestation at another venue.)

Ah, don'tcha just love the old-time traditions? :)

Submitted by [Please enter a... (not verified) on

>>>The boots, the hat

So whenever you folks from New Jersey see boots and a hat, that's a cowboy. LOL. Half of Texas wears boots and a hat. So does George Bush. Doesn't mean we ride horses, wear chaps and six shooters. Doesn't mean we think we're cowboys. Only in your East Coast concrete jungle mind does that mean anything. Bush has never claimed to be a cowboy, so it hardly makes him a "windshield cowboy" if he doesn't like horses. Half of Texas doesn't like horses. You have no case. Like I said, it's his ENEMIES who have tried to tag him with the "cowboy" label-- not Bush. You know it, and I know it. So laugh it up, but we both know how dishonest your Bush Derangement Syndrome really is.

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The youtube video is basically recycling 3 pictures of George Bush at some Texas event over and over again. LOL. Some music for laughs. But no Bush with horses or even a chainsaw. You got nothing! LOL. I'm done with you people. Nighty!

Submitted by lambert on

I did!

You write:

Like I said, it’s his ENEMIES who have tried to tag him with the “cowboy” label— not Bush.

Yeah, like the President of Mexico, Bush's friend.

And like Bush himself, when he plays dress-up in cowboy gear. Guess it's like the flight suit.

Oh, I did watch the YouTube video--the hat, the boots, the strut--before posting it, and you lie like a rug on the image count. Typical Republican.

UPDATE Saw this line over at Big Media Matt's; maybe I should adopt it:

Thank you for responding, ______ . Your comment is very important to us. Please do not hesitate to comment again.

[rimshot. laughter]

We. Are. Going. To. Die. We must restore hope in the world. We must bring forth a new way of living that can sustain the world. Or else it is not just us who will die but everyone. What have we got to lose? Go forth and Fight!—Xan

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Submitted by FeralLiberal on

Can't find the link, but there was a recent video of Bush using a chainsaw at his "ranch". If you see it you'll know he has no clue how to use one. Another example of his need to play grownup.

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Submitted by Sarah on

These are mine, all from the same year:

and I submit it's your Bush-worship that's irrational. You got nothin', you anonymous coward.

Guess that's why you're so scared and mad all the time, ain't it?

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