I’d do it again in a minute.
— Former Vice President Dick Cheney, quoted by Politico, on the CIA’s interrogation program.
A lady never talks … Maybe there was a little hanky-panky, maybe there was a kiss on the roof.”
— Jenna Bush Hager, in a Bravo interview, on whether she ever fooled around in the White House.
When you dent a president on honesty and straightforwardness, you have done major damage that can be difficult and time-consuming to repair.
— GOP pollster Bill McInturf, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, noting “a clear parallel to sentiment toward President George W. Bush at the same point in his second term.”
76 percentage points
The presidential approval gap between Democrats and Republicans, which ties George W. Bush’s fourth year as the most polarized years in Gallup records.”During his fourth year in office, an average of 86% of Democrats and 10% of Republicans approved of the job Barack Obama did as president.”
Those who think that ‘Bush Fatigue’ is preemptively fatal to Jeb’s chances may be underestimating the American affinity for brand names. … the Bushes aren’t kings; in management speak, they’re a line of related products that most Americans recognize and have chosen on three (1988, 2000 and 2004) of the four occasions they’ve been on offer.
— Jon Meacham, writing in Time.
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.’
— George W. Bush, in an interview with ABC News, urging brother Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016.
He’s by far the best qualified man, but no. I really don’t. I think it’s a great country. There are a lot of great families, and it’s not just four families or whatever. There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.
— Former First Lady Barbara Bush, telling CNN she does not want her son Jeb to run for president in 2016.
Of Americans still view ex-President George W. Buch unfavorably, versus just 33% who view him positively.
We would have been fine with just one.
We had two, we should be done.
But mis-leading the nation
Has become a Bush family tradition,
And now both Georges want the Jebster to run!