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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jeb Bush: A Week In Hell (And He Hasn't Even Declared)



Re Post from The Daily Kos....



Joan McCarter

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Detroit Economic Club about his
attribution: REUTERS
It seems that that pesky Iraq question, the one question that Jeb Bush should be really prepared to answer, continues to stump him. Unbelievably, his answers are getting worse!
"First of all, I’m proud to be George W's brother. … It's just the way it is, I can't deny the fact that I love my family, I love everything about them," he said.
He was later asked about comments aired by Fox News on Monday that he would have ordered the Iraq invasion even knowing how the war unfolded and that intelligence used to justify the war was faulty. On Tuesday, Bush clarified his comments, saying he had misunderstood the question.
But a man in Reno asked Bush, "You said I think it was yesterday that I don't want to answer hypotheticals. Don't you think running for president is hypothetical when you say, if I run for president dot-dot-dot?"
"Rewriting history is hypothetical," Bush replied.
We'll remember that when Bush starts attacking the past actions of President Obama and Hillary Clinton, to say that he would have acted differently. But, unbelievably, he didn't leave the "hypothetical" at that. No, he invoked the troops."If we're going to get back into hypotheticals, I think it does a disservice to a lot of people who sacrificed a lot," he said. Now, I'd think that if I was one of the troops, or a family member, I'd sure like to know if this man who would be president would send troops into another manufactured war. Seems like something he really should be prepared to speak to.
But he doesn't have to yet, officially. Because "hypothetically" he's not running for president at this time. Except for his little slip-up in Reno today. "I'm running for president in 2016," he says, then pauses and adds "if I run." Ooops. See, he can't officially announce right now, not while he's getting all that sweet, sweet dark money for being a non-official candidate.
He was smart enough to hire lawyers to figure out how to get around campaign finance laws, but has he got enough brains to actually get to the real campaign part?

ORIGINALLY POSTED TO JOAN MCCARTER ON WED MAY 13, 2015 AT 12:21 PM PDT.

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