In an otherwise unrelated post which properly scorns Bush for being an upper-class yachting and cheese-eating wimp, Yglesias also mentions that Bush owns a ranch-without-horses. Now I won't vouch that there are NO horses at the Crawford Ranch but I do wonder why we have never seen a photo of Bush on or even near a horse? Doesn't he know that they vote? (Or at least their owners vote.) Don't you think it's odd that Bush would buy (what is reasonably described as) a "campaign prop" ranch and never follow-through and even "mount" a horse, if only for a photo-op? I do. Especially if one is posing as a down-home cowboy. Another curiousity.
UPDATE: Btw, I don't meant to be saying that there is something wrong with buying a ranch and never getting on a horse. Nothing wrong with that. One can very well love the ranch life and detest riding a horse. Unlikely but not impossible. I am simply surprised that Bush has never posed himself on a horse or even NEAR a horse. And he is a poseur, someone pretending to be what he is not: in this case a fairly shrewd guy pretending to be a dunce.
UPDATE 2: Don't miss Will Ferrell's White House West Parody.