October 15th, 2007
12:40 PM ET
7 years ago

Is Bush a 'windshield cowboy'?

Watch CNN's Ed Henry asses the president's cowboy skills.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN White House Correspondent Ed Henry takes a look at whether President Bush is a "windshield cowboy," as former Mexico President Vicente Fox says in his new book.


Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Gerald Monroe Md

    NO! he's an IDIOT IN HAT!

    October 15, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  2. Mark, West Chester PA

    I must say that coming from a working class family I have always been offended by Bush's photo-op, costume role playing. Not many cowboys or blue collar workers ever had partial ownership of a Major League Baseball team or owned their own oil company. It's a lot like how he tried to sell himself as the non-politician politician in 2000, even though he's a 3rd generation politician. Good for President Fox, for not buying into Bush's deceitfulness.

    October 15, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. Chuck S., Pendleton, OR

    "this man [Bush] that actually (unlike yourselves)loves his country and GOD. " Get real.
    Liberals also love our–your and my–country and God too. That's exactly why we're so against Bush.

    October 15, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Bea, Hoboken, NJ

    So much for authenticity! Bush is a "cowboy" who can't even ride a horse. Too funny!!!!

    October 15, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Ryan Peacock, Chicago, IL

    Ryan:

    Its not worth the efforts to impeach Bush and Cheney. The time that will be wasted can be utilised in people's business, ending the war, and stop the drain on US treasury. By impeaching this man we will be giving unnecessary coverage to the incompetant Bush and his republican party. Its a matter of time when this whole GOP administration is sent to exile in Crawford Ranch.

    October 15, 2007 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Tom, Austin, Tx.

    He couldn't stay on a segway and can barely ride a bike without injuring himself or someone else. Cowboy, ha, what a joke. I would like to see what happened if he tried to ride a horse. Panzy. I wish he would go back to his New England origins, rather than pretending to be from Texas, when his term is FINALLY up!

    October 15, 2007 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  7. GottiMedia

    Why is Ed Henry reporting on Bush??
    We(MediaMatters) have already charged that CNN's Ed Henry selectively edites video to mislead CNN viewers.
    "The Family" can not have this at CNN!! He's out or else..

    October 15, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  8. dick rasile alliance, ohio

    A "windshield cowboy? I like to think of him as the type of American who would proudly drive his full size pick up in a local parade dragging chins behind his truck.

    October 15, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. DJ, Los Angeles

    Who knew? Vicente I thought was pals with W.

    Apparently not. I wonder what this is all about...he even makes fun of George's Spanish skills.

    Would have to agree with Vicente on his phony cowboy fascade.

    October 15, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  10. Cryan Ryan US of A

    Windshield cowboy? Is that when the manure is on the inside of the boots?

    October 15, 2007 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  11. Rex, Toledo, Ohio

    yeah, he's a cowboy, Giuliani's an alien from mars, and Cheney, he's Simon Bar Sinister.

    October 15, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  12. bighorse

    I see that several Texans have posted, noting the Dubya is a carpetbagger. So how come you elected him Governator? Couldn't you recognise his phonyness then?

    October 15, 2007 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  13. T. Theis

    Those who claim that CNN (or anyone, for that matter) is "pro-Fox" and "anti-Bush"...would you just stop for one minute and list 3 great things that Bush has done for this country? C'mon, he's into seven years now. Hell, I'll take just ONE great thing. Meanwhile, his crimes against the Constitution alone are at best clueless, over-reactive protectionism, at worst, direct treason. Supporting a man because he's President isn't patriotism. The President's oath, literally, is TO THE CONSTITUTION. Republican or Democrat, what's being foisted on our fellow Americans is inherently more dangerous than a dozen hijacked airplanes. God help us all.

    October 15, 2007 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  14. jfz, napa, ca

    Windshield Cowboy? So what does one then call all those Texans who drive around in their pickups with a rifle in the back window, a beer in hand, and a cowboy hat on their head?

    October 15, 2007 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  15. elizabeth fenimore, sacramento, ca

    Bush is similar to Mao in the last months of Mao's regime – remember the members of his party, creating the illusion of prosperity before each and every train stop?
    Mao went to his death thinking his theories on politics actually made China better.
    Bush really THINKS he is in reality about his policys and what the americna people want.
    It almost seems to me as if "little shrub" might have a touch of early onset alzhiemers...mixing in therre with his sociopathic megalamania...narcissism...
    What a frightfully SAD representative for America.
    My great-great grandfather, Benjamin Rush (a signer of the delcaration of independence) is most probably rolling in his grave. During the time our founding fathers wer alive, someone like Bush would have been cast out, disgraced and never allowed to influence politics. Remember Benedict Arnold? Traitor!

    October 15, 2007 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  16. SNAPPER, MACON GA.

    HERE IS A MAN WANTING TO PROTECT MY COUNTRY!! MY GRANDSONS!! I WILL GO TO BATTLE TO PROTECT THIS NATION AT 55YRS OLD.WHAT WILL HILLARY DO??? WHAT WILL BILL DO??? (NOTHING) JUST SCREW IT ALL UP!!

    October 15, 2007 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  17. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    There he goes again,ruining sales for Ford! He must really hate that company.Must of gotten a leaker.

    October 15, 2007 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  18. Sherry AllOver Texas

    Is it just me or does this photo look like Bush is taking a field sobriety test?

    October 15, 2007 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  19. therealist

    List 3 great things that Bush has done for this country? –T. Theis

    1)Saddam, Uday and Qusay
    2)Iraq and Afghanistan democracies
    3)No Child Left Behind!(My kid now goes to a good school, outside my school district, thanks Bush)
    4)TAX CUTS!!
    5)Longest economic expansion in history
    6)Highest homeownership in history(all races)
    7)Most diverse administration
    8)911 stewardship(highest rated president in history)
    9)Post 911 security
    10)Rock solid leader, whose audacity to belittle anti-democracy protesters, the corrupt media and a liberal Congress, made him the target for hate spewing liberals..., thereby revealing for everyone to see, the true nature of these so-called "tolerant progressives", to the delight of the right…

    October 16, 2007 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  20. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Three things....hmm....that would impact you – multiple terrorist plots foiled.....unemployment rate low....real estate prices high.....good (you guys drinking the Koolaid...its really fun to read....but then I keep thinking "they actually believe this"

    October 16, 2007 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  21. Ryan Indianapolis

    Bush is similar to Mao in the last months of Mao's regime – remember the members of his party, creating the illusion of prosperity before each and every train stop?
    Mao went to his death thinking his theories on politics actually made China better.
    Bush really THINKS he is in reality about his policys and what the americna people want.
    It almost seems to me as if "little shrub" might have a touch of early onset alzhiemers…mixing in therre with his sociopathic megalamania…narcissism…
    What a frightfully SAD representative for America.
    My great-great grandfather, Benjamin Rush (a signer of the delcaration of independence) is most probably rolling in his grave. During the time our founding fathers wer alive, someone like Bush would have been cast out, disgraced and never allowed to influence politics. Remember Benedict Arnold? Traitor!

    First of all your a liar about your GREAT GREAT GREAT UNCLE NEPHEW MOMS DOGS AUNTS,,,give it up you liberal, nobody believes you. And your comparision with MAO is just plain stupid. You liberals act like George Bush has imprisioned you or something, you sound like a bunch of whiny lil wimps that are still blaming your failures on your 3rd grade teacher who flunked you. Like it or not GW will go down as one of the most respected and couragous leaders of our time. I have said it before and I will say it again I would love to see you morons walk in his shoes for one day, you would have to change your underwear alot. LIBERALS=TRAITORS

    October 16, 2007 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  22. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    therealist :

    I was going to post another comment as to why some privilidged to post under a fictious name...
    But after reading your list of Bush's Accomplishments – I realized I wouldn't want to sign my real name to that post either.

    I'm sure it won't be long before someone will nix each accomplishment listed by posting a greater Bush Failure.

    October 16, 2007 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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