Jeb laughs off ‘totally liberated’ mother’s remark about too many Bushes

Posted by admin | Posted in Politics | Posted on 31-05-2013-05-2008

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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) and his brother, Florida Governor Jeb Bush, REUTERS/Jim Young

2016: Bush-Clinton, Pt. 2?

When Barbara Bush said this about the possibility of her son Jeb Bush running for president in 2016 …

We’ve had enough Bushes.

… you couldn’t dispute her words, but also couldn’t help but think she wasn’t entirely sincere. Whatever the case, apparently Jeb didn’t take her seriously:

“What can I tell you? All I can say is we all have mothers, right?” he said as hundreds of listeners laughed and applauded.

“She is totally liberated, and God bless her.”

As for whether he’ll run?

“My thinking is not to think about it for a year,” he said. “Life teaches you that you need to make decisions in the right time – not too early, not too late. … I’ll check in maybe a year from now, 15 months from now, something like that.”

Who knows if he’ll run, but if Ted Cruz is still the GOP superstar that he is today, you can take it to the bank that Bush will face a ton of pressure from D.C. Republicans to get in the race. Because without a heavyweight establishment figure like Bush in the race, Cruz—or some other certifiable loon—could easily be the favorite winning the nomination. The thing is, as we saw with Mitt Romney, it doesn’t matter what Bush’s reputation is at the beginning of the primary: By the time it’s over, he’ll be as loopy as Cruz.

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