Thursday, April 25, 2013

Barbara Bush: We've had enough Bushes

The 2016 presidential election could be a showdown between the two most prominent U.S. political families of the past quarter-century: Hillary Clinton versus Jeb Bush.

But not if former First Lady Barbara Bush has anything to say about it.

The Today show's Matt Lauer this morning asked Mrs. Bush if she would like to see her younger son run.

"He's by far the best qualified man, but no. I really don't," she said. "It's a great country, there are a lot of great families. It's not just four families or whatever. There are other people out there that are very qualified and we've had enough Bushes."

That sound you're hearing may be Marco Rubio exhaling.

Former First Lady Laura Bush, former President George W. Bush's wife, answered a little differently: "Sure, he'd be terrific. He'd be a wonderful president. But who knows? We don't know and we're just letting him decide."

Jeb's brother, the former president, is hoping he does run.

“He’d be a marvelous candidate if he chooses to do so. He doesn’t need my counsel ’cause he knows what it is, which is ‘run,’ ” the former president told ABC’s Diane Sawyer this week.

-- Taylor Batten


Skippy said...

Wouldn't it be refreshing to hear someone say we had enough Clintons? It's not like she lied during the Benghazi hearings or anything like that.

Charles said...

Rubio wants to give free cell phones to illegal immigrants just like Obama gives free cell phones to welfare recipients.

From page 43 of the Rubio immigration bill:

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, in consultation with the governors of the States in the South- west Border region, shall establish a 2-year grant program, to be administered by the Secretary, to im- prove emergency communications in the Southwest Border region.
(2) ELIGIBILITY FOR GRANTS.—An individual is eligible to receive a grant under this subsection if the individual demonstrates that he or she—
(A) regularly resides or works in the Southwest Border region;

(B) is at greater risk of border violence due to the lack of cellular service at his or her residence or business and his or her proximity to the Southern border. (3) USE OF GRANTS.—Grants awarded under
this subsection may be used to purchase satellite telephone communications systems and service that—
(A) can provide access to 9–1–1 service;
(B) are equipped with global positioning systems.
(4) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the grant program established under this subsection.