If Jeb Bush is serious about this whole running for president thing, then he should probably get used to questions regarding his brother setting the world on fire. It’s still hard to fathom that it’s the year 2015 and we’re still discussing a Bush being president, but this is the United States of Amnesia.
So you remember how George W. Bush cost the United States trillions of dollars, uprooted an entire otherwise secular country and created ISIS, and cost thousands of American lives and countless Iraqi ones with his cowboy adventure in Iraq? Well, his brother doesn’t seem to think it’s very relevant and bears no significance to his foreign policy stance.
“I won’t talk about the past,” Bush said at a Friday press conference when asked how he would have handled the conflicts differently, according to The Washington Post. “I’ll talk about the future. If I’m in the process of considering the possibility of running, it’s not about re-litigating anything in the past. It’s about trying to create a set of ideas and principles that will help us move forward.” (Huffington Post)
He’s totally okay with releasing private citizens’ social security numbers in the name of transparency. But when it comes to having an opinion on the guy that drove the nation off a cliff, he simply can’t be bothered with such pointless questions about the past.
That’s tantamount to telling a potential employer during an interview that there’s no reason to discuss all those previous workplace thefts.
Yes, why bother discussing the dirty and ugly past (the official Bush name) when you’re directly related to the guy and merely seeking the highest office in the land? If the so-called “smart” Bush has an issue with discussing his brother, then maybe this presidential thing isn’t for him. Georgie boy is his beast of burden and he’ll follow him around, whether in person or not. He’ll see it in attack ads against him and he’ll most definitely see it by his opponents in debates. The “I’m not here to talk about the past” strategy will last about as long as Kardashian marriage, so he better learn some better equivocations.
H/T: Huffington Post