Barbara Bush Deflates Jeb Bush Presidential Run: ‘We’ve Had Enough Bushes’ (VIDEO)


I have long said that I adore Barbara Bush and I am so happy today to be validated! When I saw a news alert flash across my iPhone a few minutes ago, I guffawed and I’m still laughing. The Bushes, and indeed all of American political “royalty,” are in Dallas today for the grand opening of the President George W. Bush Library at Southern Methodist University (SMU). The important ladies in George W. Bush’s life – his mother, wife, and two daughters – took the time to sit down with  NBC’s Matt Lauer.

After some questioning about what all of the ladies missed about living in the White House, Lauer hopped to the topic of the 2016 presidential election. When asked about the possibility of a third Bush presidency in the form of her brother-in-law, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush, the former Enabler in Chief Laura Bush was predictably fake politically correct and positive.

“Sure, he’d be terrific, he’d be a wonderful president,” she said. “But who knows? We don’t know, and we’re just letting him decide.” (Washington Post)

I am NOT making this up and you can see it for yourself in the video, but I swear Laura Bush turned and looked nervously at the elder Mrs. Bush. It wasn’t just Laura Bush though – the Bush twins laughed awkwardly and said that their grandmother’s silence should be telling.

The ever-blunt matriarch didn’t mince words and Laura’s compelling look and tone were either lost on her or (more likely) she didn’t care.

“He’s by far the best qualified man, but no, I really don’t [want to see him run],” Mrs. Bush began. (Washington Post)

But then she said words that probably have every campaign manager in the U.S. scribbling notes.

“There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.” (ABC)

The 3 Bushes.  Former President George W. Bush appointed the Texas Federal Judge who wants to block Obama's DACA that helps DREAM Act students.

The worst (best!) part of was the surprise of the other ladies. Jenna Bush threw her hands up in the air and Laura said “Surprise!”

Yikes. Just imagine the 2016 campaign. “Your own mother said that we’ve had enough Bushes.”


Of course, Dubya himself, ever ignorant, sang a different tune in an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer on Wednesday. When asked about the possibility of having his brother as another Liar in Chief, Dubya responded with:

“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 ill-fated older brother said. “But whether he does or not, it’s a very personal decision.” (ABC News)

He knows what it is…”which is run.” Hmmmm…..

Do those words strike horror in almost everyone, or is it just me?

I’m not sure if Daddy Bush has weighed in. I’m betting he’ll do the wise thing and quietly side with his wife.

I really only have one thing to say: “Mother knows best!”

Here is the video:


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