What drives a president who likes to lift weights, every day. Bush isn't a boxer, football player, and his job description doesn't involve lifting, though we have found out that Dubya thinks that rolling up his sleeves makes everyone things he is working "HARD!" In prison, there's a lot of the inmates who lifts weights to show other inmates how tough they are. In Oklahoma, though, I understand that the inmates no longer have a weight lifting area. I don't blame them.
We thought it was a good idea to have a weight bench, around here, while we housed juvenile delinquents. Put, the dang thing on our front porch. Of the hundreds of teenagers we had, only one was interested in lifting, and he would want me to come out and watch him. His dad was in prison. Sadly for him, is that he was a cute kid, and in prison, ... well, in prison, cute boys make cute girls.
We do know, Bush likes to go mountain biking. His ranch has canyons on it, for sure. Here's the low down on his ranch, from cryptome.org/bush-ranch.htm
The land includes seven canyons and three miles of frontage along Rainey Creek and the Middle Bosque River. It is a part of land settled in the mid-19th century by German immigrant Heinrich Englebrecht, who raised turkeys and hogs there and donated some of it to found the Canaan Baptist Church (the "Prairie Chapel").
President Bush uses the ranch for vacations, occasional meetings, and entertaining foreign dignitaries. An August 7, 2001 article in the Washington Post noted Bush spent all or part of 54 days, including many weekends, working and relaxing at the ranch between his inauguration and Labor Day 2001. In 2002, the ranch was wired for what Bush described in a 2003 tour of the ranch as "real time, secure videoconferencing" to be used for his briefings from the CIA and Dick Cheney."
Jay Leno and other programs have tried to come up with a Bush look-alike, but so far, they haven't come close. Jay's man is too tall and his face is too long. He tries to talk like Bush, but he hasn't gotten it down. Not enough, "See," or "You see." Bush uses that a lot, especially at press-conferences. Maybe it's because he thinks he knows more than anyone else. No one is laughing. On the other hand, Bush could be using, "You see, ..." because he feels inferior to other Yale and Harvard graduates.
Have you noticed when he walks, his arms hang out, like a Texas Ranger, ready to draw. That's called the "MATT DILLON" syndrome, his hero. I've been around people that do that, and it seems they want to make themselves look tough. It's like an image that says, "Let's draw." To be honest with you, Bush reminds me of the Iran president. You know, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the dude who has dared our U.S. President George W. Bush to a "direct television debate." Challenge? That sounds like something Bush would do. I figure President Mahmoud has watched the Bush/Kerry Debates. Instead of drawing guns, he is daring the president to a televised debate.
There is another quirk of Bush that no comedian has caught on to, in 6 years. Like me, Bush shares a double jointed lower, jaw bone. When the pressure is on him, he will, unconsciously, disjoint his left jaw bone. I'm not sure what percentage of people have that trait, but Bush shares that with me.
And what's this about foul language. It doesn't make any one look tough, though it obviously makes Cheney FEEL tough - a shot of adrinalin by using the F word or the S word. This was Cheney's excuse for the use of it. "Well, it made me feel better." You want your children to use foul language at school, use it yourself or better yeat, let them listen to the president. Children should look up to our president, but, Bush, ... I'd suggest not.
So, ... what do I think causes Bush to have to lift weights, talk tough, act like he is "big time Matt Dillon?"