I visited Crawford back in 2004--pre-Sheehan. The whole town was a post office, a barbershop, a coffee diner, a blinking yellow light, and three shops dedicated to a moron. Unfortunately, the shine has worn off on the prez in this little town as it has for the rest of the country. Fortunately, the town won't need to put up with him. Surprise, surprise, now that he's done being prez, he's dropping the schtik and selling his ranch.
Democrats speculated that he would as soon as he left office. See here and here.
W bought the phony ranch in 1999 right before he ran for president. There were never any animals on this "ranch", no farming, no nothing. It was just a huge prop. There was plenty of "brush" that Bush pretended to clear--for what reason is anyone's guess.
Bush was never a cowboy. He was a spoiled, Conneticut-born, Harvard/Yale legacy, son of a multi-millionaire college cheerleader.
It runs in the family. His brother pretends to be named JEB for the hicks--(it's John Ellis Bush you morons!). But at least JEB, nor anyone else in the Bush family, tries to have a fake Texas drawl.
Dumb followers thought he would "retire" on his phony ranch. Bush didn't even try to pretend by holding on to it for awhile--he bought it right before office and got rid of it days before he leaves office. Now Bush shows his true colors. He is moving into an exclusive neighborhood that, until 2000, had a covenant that only white people could live there! (Although they gracefully made concessions for "Servants" of color). These are people he is more "comfortable" with. Good riddance.
What is most insulting is that the mainstream press hasn't mentioned this at all. After years of playing up the fake cowboy image at the "Western White House", not a word about it being chucked. I guess it's not nice to call someone out as a phony, and compared to the lies that Bush has bestowed on the American people for the past 8 years, I guess playing a fake cowboy is small potatoes.
I will really enjoy the cult followers of this colossal moron who will no doubt still make excuses. Why stop now? But at least we can finally laugh about all this (and at them) since Bush's exit is here and he can't hurt anyone anymore. That's right, Bushies--our pain has finally ended. Unfortunately, yours is just beginning.