A Charge to Keep

George Bush's favorite painting is W. H. D. Koerner's A Charge to Keep, and he identifies with the lead horseman (whom he says he resembles).

But the Former President mistook the meaning of this painting. Koerner executed it to illustrate a Western short story entitled "The Slipper Tongue," in which a smooth-talking horse thief is caught and then escapes a lynch mob in the Sand Hills of Nebraska.