Donald Rumsfeld kept this Uncle Sam poster in his office (source: Bush at War Part Three, Bob Woodward).
Karl Rove kept a Redneck Horn in his office. Recordings: “Slow down, dumbass! Wal-Mart’s open all night!” “Driver’s license? You ought to get one asswipe!” “Hey hogneck, who taught you how to drive?” “What the hell was that maneuver?” “What race are you in, shithead?” “Son of a bitch!” “Get the hell out of my way!” “Are you freaking blind?” “Put the cell phone down, dickhead!” “You’re a goddamn moron!” (source: Bush at War Part Three, Bob Woodward).
“When you come into my office, please take a look at the beautiful painting of a horseman determinedly charging up what appears to be a steep and rough trail. This is us. What adds complete life to the painting for me is the message of Charles Wesley that we serve One greater than ourselves,” George W. Bush wrote in his autobiography, A Charge to Keep.
The painting was actually an illustration of a 1916 short story in The Saturday Evening Post. It was captioned “Had His Start Been Fifteen Minutes Longer He Would Not Have Been Caught.” (source: “The Illustrated President,” Scott Horton, Harpers).