I heard this story on NPR today, as read by Peter Sagal on his show "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!" - the NPR News Quiz.
George Bush’s favorite painting, which he has hung in the Oval Office, is called ‘A Charge To Keep’.
It’s a lovely oil painting of a cowboy, who – mind you – looks a little bit like George Bush, according to the President himself, and he’s riding over a ridge in an obvious hurry.
Mr. Bush tells people that the figure in the painting is a Methodist evangelist, who in history brought the good word to people out there in The West.
Well, Jacob Weisberg, author of a new book about President Bush, researched the history of that painting, and found out that that story is completely untrue.
The horseman in the painting is actually a horse thief running from a lynch mob.