By Manila Ryce
The Largest Minority
Published Friday, September 21st, 2007, 5:12 pm
With his good ol’ folksy conversation style, manly swagger, adventures in brush-clearing, and tendency to use phrases like “smoke ‘em outta their holes,” you’d be forgiven if you thought our Texan president was a macho, gun toting cowboy. Unfortunately for Middle America, former Mexican President Vicente Fox says President Bush’s act is as fraudulent as Larry the Cable Guy’s. There’s some irony in the fact that a guy named Fox is exposing Bush for what he really is.
Mr. Fox derided Bush as a “windshield cowboy” and “the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life”. President Bush often shares tales with the media for his love of shooting doves and cutting brush on the Crawford, Texas ranch, which he purchased in 1999. The ranch is reported to have no horses and only five cattle.
Fox personally recalls a meeting in Mexico shortly after both men were elected when he offered Bush a ride on his palomino horse. Bush started “backing away” from the animal. “A horse lover can always tell when others don’t share our passion,” Fox said. While the revelation that George Bush is a phony might not be a revelation at all, this story does make the following video from several years ago even more hilarious. Enjoy.
Will Ferrell as Bush
December 23, 2005