Sunday, December 07, 2008

Second the Motion: Thanks but No Thanks, Jeb!

The undefeated McCain:

...Larry Thornberry sees talk of a Jeb Bush run for Mel Martinez's Florida Senate seat as a sign of hope. Sorry, but I see it as a sign of insanity -- according to that definition of insanity as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

Especially if a Bush 2010 Senate campaign is a prelude to a Bush presidential campaign in 2012 or '16 -- and let's not kid ourselves, that's what it is...

It ought to be clear to intelligent conservatives by now that the Bushes have a hereditary disorder, a genetic predisposition toward bipartisan moderation which they inevitably pursue no matter how many times it leads to disaster.

And here's the fun part:

Some people didn't believe me when I suggested (on Nov. 1) that the anonymous Republican "insiders" (e.g. Nicolle Wallace) trashing Sarah Palin were Bushies attempting to destroy her because she's a threat to the Jeb 2012 bandwagon. Since then, however, we've learned that Bush loyalist Mel Martinez was one of the anonymous trashers, and now we see Martinez retiring in order to hand off his Senate seat to Jeb.

I recall that insight of McCain's (and mentioned it on this site.)

Nice to see Martinez outta there; and it would be even nicer if the Bush family simply disappeared from the scene altogether.


capper said...

Aw, c'mon Dad. I can see it now.

Bush/Palin '12. The Dumb and Dumber ticket.

Shoebox said...

I had direct business involvement with Gov. Jeb in FL. Unlike other politicians I've dealt with, he understood complex business issues well and didn't just provide lip service to solving them. Also, I know there were several areas of govt. that he reduced...get outsourcing the services to the private sector who were able to do the work better and cheaper.