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Jeb Bush Keeps Forgetting

That outside the wingnut bubble (and outside the Beltway Media bubble that enfolds it) not everyone has agreed to go along with the fairy tale that history began on January 20, 2009.

That outside the wingnut bubble (and outside the Beltway Media bubble that enfolds it) not everyone has agreed to go along with the fairy tale that history began on January 20, 2009.

From CNN:

Jeb Bush heckled over Iraq at Iowa State Fair

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's brother's legacy in the Iraq War continued to haunt his candidacy Friday, when he faced questions from an audience at the Iowa State Fair about his relationship to the policies of President George W. Bush.

One of the fair-goers asked the Republican presidential candidate during his appearance on the Des Moines Register Soapbox whether he was being advised by Paul Wolfowitz, George W. Bush's deputy secretary of defense and the architect of his Iraq War policy.

Jeb Bush tried to spin the question away from his legacy as the son and brother of the last two Republican presidents, but he did so awkwardly.

"Paul Wolfowitz is providing some advice," Bush said. "I get most of my advice from a team that we have in Miami, Florida. Young people that are going to be ... they're not assigned, have experience either in Congress or the previous administration."

He continued: "This game, the parlor game that's played, you know, where you have 25, 30 or 40 people that are helping you with foreign policy, and if they have any executive experience, they've had to deal with two Republican administrations -- who were the people that were presidents, the last two Republican? I mean, this is kind of a tough game for me to be playing, to be honest with you."

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It is only by the grace of God and the collective clout of the Washington establishment that Jeb doesn't have to talk to his brother and his brother's regent through bulletproof glass on visitor's day at Fort Lewis, and the Paul Wolfowitz hasn't been black-bagged and hauled off to the Hague.

So the idea that Jeb(!) can construct a paragraph which dismisses his professional and familial relationships with traitors and war criminals as a "parlor game" -- in front of teevee cameras and not just cheering wingnuts at CPAC -- and not realize how deep in the shit he just stepped is more evidence that maybe Dubya was the smart one after all.

Crossposted at driftglass.blogspot.com


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