October 15th, 2007
12:40 PM ET
14 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.

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soundoff (72 Responses)
  1. Aline Binette Longueuil Quebec Canada

    I have the file from the Vicente Fox interview he gave on Larry King. I really enjoyed it. I think SeƱor Fox is right when he says Mr. Bush is a phony cowboy. Frankly I don't like Mr. Bush at all. I'm sure glad Mexico in in NAFTA with us Canadians, it makes it more balanced. USA would like to gobble us up alive. get our oil, water, etc.

    October 15, 2007 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. Patti - Charlotteville, NY

    "asses" the President's skills??????????????? Good grief, do consult Spell Check in the future!

    October 15, 2007 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. THOMAS BILLIS las vegas nv

    More investigative reporting by CNN.This moron got a pass from you guys for 7 years and this is the best you can do.Why not something on his grandfather being a Nazi sympathizer just before ww2.Google Prescott Bush it will be interesting reading.

    October 15, 2007 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  4. jfz, Napa, ca

    Who cares what a former "Pepsi"-guzzling, Mexican-wannabe has to say about our presidente?! Bush is formerly from NewHaven, Connecticut - SO WHAT!? Just what is YOUR background???

    October 15, 2007 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    Bush is a phoney. I saw him in TV in front of Vincent Fox's horse in Fox's farm, and Bush appeared not knowing what to do wtih the horse.

    Bush is a business man thinking of making money. His Iraq war increases greatly the value of his personal oil companies, and his farm value also has increased greatly with all the government improvements done inside his farm and on roads leading to his farm.

    He is a true farmer for sure. Come to think of it, he is a true president either.

    October 15, 2007 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  6. A. Thomas, New York, NY

    He is a true farmer for sure. Come to think of it, he is NOT a true president either.

    October 15, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. Andy, San Antonio Texas

    He owns a ranch, he works the ranch when he is home. That's called being a cowboy.

    If Bush was the marlboro man, you would whine that he represents big tobacco.

    Quick joke: Bush wakes up one morning, gets in a boat and rows across the Potomac. Halfway across, he stops the boat, gets out and walks on water to the shoreline.

    Next morning, the Washington Post reports, "President Bush Can't Swim"

    Bush Derangement Syndrome is a funny thing.

    October 15, 2007 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. A. Thomas, New York, NY


    He is NOT a true farmer for sure. Come to think of it, he is NOT a true president either.

    October 15, 2007 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. C. K. Justus

    Bush has this idea he is the savior to the world while mimicking some western sheriff as shown on TV saving some 19th century town.

    October 15, 2007 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  10. Jon, Las Vegas

    Funny. Picture caption says "Ed Henry *asses* the president's cowboy skills". No, I think the president has done that all by himself.

    October 15, 2007 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. Steve, Portland, OR

    Cowboy skills? You've got to be kiddin. He doesn't have any skills other than being a functional dry drunk that hasn't faced the real issues in his life. The only cowboy application to this president is his agressive nature to prove he is right all the time because he is a rich spoiled arrogant person who has always gotten anything he wanted by whatever method was necessary.

    October 15, 2007 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |


    October 15, 2007 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. Bradley Schaubs, Greeley, CO

    Bush is indeed a cowboy. That is, he lives by the philosophy "shoot first, ask later."

    October 15, 2007 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  14. pat,akron,ohio

    I think the caption is perfect! we've been getting nothing but "asses" from W for years

    October 15, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. Paul Ronco, Fredericksburg VA

    He's a corporation, not a cowboy.

    October 15, 2007 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. Frank R. Grapevine TX

    When Bush tries to move to Texas after his term is up I will be there holding a big sign saying "CARPETBAGGER GO HOME" Because thats all he is here and thats all he'll ever be.

    October 15, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  17. laurinda,ny

    This is unbelievable that some people do not see anything wrong with this man. I'm sure that ma and pa Bush are very proud of their brillant son. Maybe that's why we rarely see them.

    October 15, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  18. John, Lexington, Kentucky

    Bush is a sociopath megalomaniac. He is not a cowboy of any description – he most closely resembles John Travolta in "Urban Cowboy" on the surface. His accent is fake, his hallmark incompetence all the more disgusting for being willful. He matters because he is inflicting huge harm on the nation, the government and the world by the hour. I'm told the House will not consider impeachment only because he is nearly insane and they are afraid of his actions if they did. His only mitigation is he has destroyed the venal political party that installed him. They may not win the presidency again in our lifetimes, no matter how many votes they steal.

    October 15, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. Susan, Fort Pierce, Florida

    I wish Bush would crawl back to his Crawford ranch and stay there. Then he can play "Cowboy" all he wants. He is sending this country into the sunset! Can't someone find a way to get him out of office now!! Impeach! Impeach!

    October 15, 2007 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  20. roger, conway sc

    I agree W is a windshield cowboy, he puts on this act to attract the good ole boys & the right wingers of the US & has done it well, but when he opens his mouth and talks anyone with any sense should be able to detect that he is clueless, I can proudly say this because I never voted for him either time

    October 15, 2007 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  21. Steve, Lyons CO

    Let's see: from Connecticut, went to Yale, bought non-farm farm in Texas and talks like a goober redneck.

    Heck no, he's the genuine thing!

    October 15, 2007 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  22. Lou Dobbs, Plano TX

    Bush is not a Texan. Bush is a Republican however, and has all the excellent Republican ideals (lying, power hunger, fake religious convictions, excessive pandering to rich, self-loathing nature, etc).

    Bush has ruined our standing with the world and,along with Henry Kissenger, should be tried for war crimes.

    October 15, 2007 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  23. rs, Peoria, IL

    Doesn't look like he knows much about chainsaws either...

    October 15, 2007 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. Ryan Indianapolis

    LIBERAL BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH...GEORGE W BLAH BLAH BLAH...I wish you people could hear yourselfs and how small you sound when you spew out hate for this man that actually (unlike yourselves)loves his country and GOD. Liberals Bush isnt going anywhere, you can impeach him, so deal with it you PUKES

    October 15, 2007 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  25. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Bush is like an angry liberal magnet – they crawl out of the woodwork to express their anger....honestly you should be writing excuses as to why Hillary lost the presidential race (maybe say the country wasn't ready for a female president....or the election was fixed....come on...you guys can be creative...you were in the past...very entertaining)

    October 15, 2007 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
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