Most conservatives these days are doing their best to pretend that former President George W. Bush didn't exist at all and wipe him from their memory banks. It seems his brother is hoping for some revisionist history to redeem him instead: Jeb Bush: 'History will be kind to my brother':
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says that the public will view his older brother, former president George W. Bush, more favorably as time passes.
"In his four years as president a lot of amazing accomplishments took place," said Jeb Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush, during an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. "So my guess is that history will be kind to my brother, the further out you get from this and the more people compare his tenure to what's going on now."
The 43rd president has largely stayed out of the spotlight since leaving office. After presiding over broad public discontent over the Iraq War and a flailing economy, George W. Bush left the White House with poor approval ratings and was notably unpopular even within his own party.
Jeb Bush said he hasn't yet spoken to their famous parents about the idea of his own 2016 run.
"I don't want to begin the process to think about it until it's the proper time to do so," he said.