Thursday, September 20, 2007

"Cockiest Guy" . . . .

And not in a good way.

From Reuters today:

(Profiles in courage)

Bush is "cockiest guy I ever met": Mexico's Fox
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:46pm EDT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - George W. Bush "is the cockiest guy I have ever met," former Mexican President Vicente Fox says in an autobiography that pokes fun at the U.S. president's bad Spanish and false cowboy bravado.


"My first impression of George W. Bush was one of total self-confidence. He is quite simply the cockiest guy I have ever met in my life," Fox wrote, according to an advance copy of the book.

Except, perhaps, when it came to language skills. Fox said Bush was "a bit sheepish as he tried out his grade-school-level Spanish" at that meeting in Austin, Texas.


Fox, who often wore a trademark cowboy hat, was unimpressed when Bush turned down his offer to ride his favorite horse, a big palomino, during the Mexican ranch visit.

"Even now, George will be the first to admit that he's a "windshield cowboy," more comfortable driving his pickup truck around Crawford than he is on the back of a horse," Fox said.

As I've asked before:

Who's gonna to talk to this crowd after they're finally out of office ? ? ?

(Cross-posted from Moving to Vancouver)

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