Sunday, January 4, 2009

PGNJB Update

PGNJB = Please, God, Not Jeb Bush:
Former President George H.W. Bush said he wants more than a Senate seat for his son Jeb. He wants him in the White House.
Bush, appearing on Fox News Sunday, made the statement in response to questions about his son's political future.
"I’d like to see him run [for Senate]," the elder Bush said. "I'd like to see him be president some day." . . .
George H.W. Bush acknowledged that asking the country to elect a third "President Bush" might be asking for too much.
"I mean, right now is probably a bad time, because we've had enough Bushes in there," he said.
But he added that his son would be "as qualified and able as anyone I know on the political scene."
You were warned more than two months ago:
Conservatives who support Palin recognize her as a potential fresh start for the GOP, whereas devotees of the status quo are looking to continue the Bush dynasty. Republicans got stuck with John McCain as this year's nominee not because there was an overwhelming landslide for McCain (who finished with just 47% of the GOP primary vote) but because conservatives failed to unite behind an Anybody But McCain candidate.
Mark my words, the 2012 primaries will come down to Jeb Bush vs. Please God Not Jeb Bush, and Palin is the obvious PGNJB candidate. If the field gets overcrowded with a bunch of wannabes -- Huckabee, Romney, etc. -- dividing up the PGNJB vote, then we'll get Jeb Bush. We've already had two Bushes too many.
So, yeah, the GOP is screwed because somebody made the wrong running-mate choice, but it wasn't made by John McCain in 2008. It was made by Ronald Reagan in 1980. Conservatives should rally around the slogan, "NO MORE BUSHES."
Republicans now slagging Palin are paving the way for another Bush, whether they admit it or not.

UPDATE: K-Lo jumps aboard the Jeb bandwagon. We're doomed.



  2. Blows my mind why, in a free society, people still opt for dynastic politics.
    Dynasties, political parties, cartels: whiskey tango foxtrot, over?

  3. I am one of the many Floridians who believe that we got the wrong Bush the last time. Seriously, Jeb would've been far preferable to his brother for the job.

    I am also agreed, no, sorry. That bus has left.

  4. I somewhat disagree. Jeb Bush actually would make a good President based on his own merits. He probably would have been the Prez in 2000 had he defeated Lawton Chiles in 1994. He's a solid conservative who almost certainly would have been the party's enthusiastic choice in 2008 had his last name been anything but Bush. Also, while I generally despise dynasties, Jeb is not someone floating by on nothing but his last name. Again, he actually has accomplished much, and left office with high popularity ratings - though I acknowledge that's not the end all be all.

    That said, of course I think it would be a disaster. I'm a realist, and there's no chance Bush would ever be President, and we need to move on. I just find it unfortunate that the best of all the Bushes is the one who will never be the one to hold the highest office.