Monday, June 05, 2006

Who Among Us Does Not Love the Texas Cowboys?

Well, I wanted to start off with something light and fun (like, say, a Tale of the Tape: American Pastoral vs. Crenshaw Melon), so the first impression I made wouldn’t be one of a ranting lunatic from the fever swamps of the left blogosphere.

But then I saw this:

Well, given my bile as regards certain persons and groups, this really has it all for me. All that’s missing is Toby Keith and Creed covering “The Victors.”

Here, also, is a fun quote from Bush at the ceremony: “I want to -- look, I was a Texas Cowboy fan, you know. (Laughter.) Dallas Cowboy fan -- and -- yes, I know, I know.”

Texas Cowboys? Are they the ones that just signed Terrence Owens?

But my big question is the same one I posed to Flop a few weeks ago when Bush claimed to have caught the largest perch in the history of fishing: What do you suppose would have happened if, say, John Kerry had uttered the phrase “Texas Cowboys?”

Would it have been laughed off as just a meaningless slip of the tongue, as Bush’s was? Or would it have been symbolic of how out-of-touch and effete he is, like it was for Kerry (see also: “Manny Ortez,” “Lambert Field”)? I think we all know the answer to this.


CrimeNotes said...

And you know, of course, that Kerry's infamous line -- "Who among us does not love NASCAR." -- was never said by him. It was a joke that spun out and culminated with Maureen Dowd reporting it as fact.

Crunk Raconteur said...

Yeah. Just maddening. Thanks, MoDo!