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. Brad, Omaha NE

    um.... with all the destruction this man has caused, is his "cowboyness" really something that CNN should be caring about?

    just wondering...

    October 15, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  2. Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca

    CNN – do you have royalties on Vincente Fox's new book coming out???

    This is the 3rd or 4th article about Vicente Fox's comments on Bush. We GET it – you're anti-Bush, pro-Fox.

    With the frequency of articles on your website about this – one might think Vicente Fox toe-tapped in a mens room and got arrested!

    October 15, 2007 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  3. Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    How interesting, this comment, especially when considering it comes from the former president of a "windshield nation."

    Don't worry your heart, there, Vicente. Your nation is so corrupt (at truly ALL levels) that no outsider can truly and freely invest there, the byproduct of which is the creation of jobs for your people. So it looks like we'll have no choice but to allow our economy to create jobs for your people.

    October 15, 2007 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. CJ, Tyler Texas

    President Bush, is not a real cowboy in any sense, but he does play one on TV.

    October 15, 2007 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  5. dectra

    He's even a fake at that....

    No secure borders
    No social security reform
    No Osama

    NO to the GOP

    October 15, 2007 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  6. Pat, Huntington, NY

    If by windshield cowboy he means like being splattered on one like a bug then yes...

    October 15, 2007 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  7. Jason

    Not exactly a shock. Despite how much time Bush likes to spend at his ranch, he's only owned it since just prior to the 2000 election. Phony cowboy, phony President, real disgrace.

    October 15, 2007 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. Letha, Sioux Falls, SD

    I see Bush boy as a pansy butt and not very virile. A definite Sissy-boy to shy to ride a horse. The plantation owner who orders everyone else to do the jobs so he doesn't get his hand dirty.

    October 15, 2007 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. Debi, Rushville, IL

    You really should check your by-lines. I don't think you meant "asses" the president's cowboy skills. How about assess?

    October 15, 2007 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  10. Ryan, Boston

    What does that even mean? Was he confused with the song 'Rhinestone Cowboy'?

    October 15, 2007 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  11. Jennifer Keaton Atlanta, Ga

    Spellcheck is not a failsafe.

    October 15, 2007 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Jim, Burlington NC

    Well of course he's a windshield cowboy, or as they same in Texas – he's all hat and no horse.

    This guys been pretending to be a "good old boy" his entire political career, he bought the Crawford ranch shortly before he was "elected" andhis entourage promoted the out doorsey cowboy image, kind of the same deal as Tompson, who bought a beat up pickup when he ran for the Senate and "drove" all over Tenn in it (when he really had it driven to his rallies and switched into it a few blocks away) George Bush in a pickup – yeah sure. There's another environmental president setting a great example.

    October 15, 2007 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. america kennedy-king + texas

    Bush is NOT from Texas and didn't even move here until he was already in his 20's.... Funny how he picked up the accent though, aint it?
    He is not a Texan.
    He is not a cowboy.
    He is not a rancher.
    Hell, he's not even much of a man.

    God help us while we ride out the last of his term – I pray he does no further damage to our great country.

    October 15, 2007 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. Paul TX

    I'd rather him be a squashed bug on the windshield than a windshield cowboy.

    October 15, 2007 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  15. Paul, New Orleans, LA

    That was funny, President Fox said Bush trembled when the horse was around.I just wish he felt the same way before he sent myself and others to war!

    Remember: those are too eager to go to war are those that have lost their ability to persuade!

    October 15, 2007 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. Jeff, Minneapolis

    Bush isn't a windshield cowboy or any other type of cowboy. He's from Connecticut. The whole Southerner thing is an act to hide his elitist upbringing from the idiot Republican voters.

    October 15, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  17. Tom, AlBUQUERQUE, NM

    Who really cares about Bush . The pathological moron is not relevant to Americans anymore. He and his idiocy is passe'.

    October 15, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  18. Chuck S., Pendleton, OR

    To call Bush a cowboy is like saying Tiny Tim has
    machismo.

    October 15, 2007 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  19. joseph, austin, tx

    as a native born proud Texan, I am proud to say that he isnt from here, he just moved here. he looks real out of place all cowboy'ed up like that.

    October 15, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  20. Matt Staggs, Brandon, MS

    I think that you mean "assess." At least, I hope that you do! LOL!

    October 15, 2007 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. Mrs. America

    CNN needs to do some link work. This one takes me to a bombed out car Iraq.

    Bush a cowboy? Yeah, just like he's bilingual.

    October 15, 2007 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  22. Ew - Rochester, NY

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

    - this is the caption under the picture. Ed Henry must not like the Prez if he's going to 'asses' him!

    October 15, 2007 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  23. therealist

    No, Bush is not a cowboy.., HE'S THE PRESIDENT!!

    But real coboys are mocked by CNN and hollywood too..

    October 15, 2007 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  24. Kim, Portland OR

    Your photo caption should read " Watch CNN's Ed Henry assess the president's cowboy skills." Although I suppose asses would be interesting, too.

    October 15, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  25. Dan ~ Longview, WA.

    I say IMPEACH Bush and Cheney now.

    Take action America, home of the free.

    Read the Constitution, look up "Impeachable offense" on google, Look at our "cowboy" commander and chief and his sidekick through the eyes of our founding fathers. It is disturbing.

    October 15, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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