Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Elder Bush: Jeb Should Run For President !

I think that Jeb would possibly be a better president than W - granting the fact that the bar we're measuring him against is a particularly low one - but the truth is that W has poisoned that particular well for the Bush family for decades to come.

Perhaps his father, like members of the Bush team and Bush himself, thinks history night one day exonerate the Frat president, but I seriously doubt this. Look, for instance at how his most loyal defenders list his achievements:

"History will show that President Bush was successful in protecting the homeland," says Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, the only member of his original Cabinet who remains there.
Most departing presidents can list things which they have done and claim them as their achievements; the Bush administration are asking to be remembered for things which didn't happen.

That's like the opposite of listing your achievements.

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