Sunday, April 28, 2013

Barbara Bush On Jeb Run: "We've Had Enough Bushes"

I previously noted that on the very day of the dedication of the George W. Bush Library, new fighting in Iraq claimed the lives of at least 41–a grim reminder of the Bush legacy. Eugene Robinson cited torture, Iraq and the financial crisis in a commentary, "Bush's Legacy Keeps Getting Worse." Robinson might have also mentioned Katrina, but perhaps there's not enough space in one column for every Bush disaster. In any event, Barbara Bush provided a succinct assessment when considering a possible presidential run by her son Jeb:

Appearing in an interview from Dallas on NBC's "Today" show, Mrs. Bush was asked if she thought that Jeb, the former governor of Florida, should seek the presidency.

"He's by far the best qualified man," Mrs. Bush said, "but no."

"We've had enough Bushes," she said, saying "it's not just four families, or whatever."


Michael The Molar Maven said...

A truly practical response to which I cannot disagree.

Jeff Tone said...

Yes, enough is enough.