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Brother Jeb would make 'great' US president: Bush
Breitbart.com ^ | May 10, 2006

Posted on 05/10/2006 10:19:49 AM PDT by Daytyn71

Brother Jeb would make 'great' US president: Bush May 10 12:05 PM US/Eastern

President George W. Bush praised his brother, Florida governor Jeb Bush, as an "excellent" leader who would make a "great president" of the United States, according to news accounts.

"I think Jeb would be a great president. But it's up to Jeb to make a decision to run," Bush told reporters at a roundtable interview here with several Florida newspapers.

"I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that's his intention or not," said the president, in comments published in the St Petersburg Times, and other dailies.

Bush said he had "pushed him fairly hard about what he intends to do," but said Jeb would not tip his hand.

"I have no idea what he's going to do. I've asked him that question myself. I truly don't think he knows," Bush said.

He added that his brother's "political future is very bright - if he chooses to have a political future. But he is an independent-minded guy. His priority is his family."

The Bush family is one of the pre-eminent US political dynasties, with the Bush brothers' father, George Herbert Walker Bush, having also served a stint as US president.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bush; bushfamily; florida; georgewbush; jeb; jeb2008; jebbush; presidentialelection; whitehouse
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I wonder what Jeb would do about the illegal immigration problem (rhet/sarc).
1 posted on 05/10/2006 10:19:52 AM PDT by Daytyn71
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To: Daytyn71

I wonder what Jeb would do about drilling for oil in the Gulf.


2 posted on 05/10/2006 10:22:03 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Daytyn71
B41 "Read my lips..."

B43 "With us or against us..."

I think that we've learned our lesson with the Bush family.

3 posted on 05/10/2006 10:22:46 AM PDT by SENTINEL (USMC GWI (MY GOD IS GOD, ROCKCHUCKER !!))
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To: Daytyn71

Jeb ain't running anyway. He's made that clear.


4 posted on 05/10/2006 10:24:17 AM PDT by RockinRight (She rocks my world, and I rock her world.)
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To: Daytyn71
No way. If he found the give & take of the current illegal immigration debate "hurtful" imagine how he fair up under a serious international crisis.

He's plainly too sensitive.

5 posted on 05/10/2006 10:24:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Daytyn71

No more Bushes, no more Nixons, no more Doles. There's been one on every ticket since 1952 (excepting the the great '64 Goldwater race). Somebody else can have a chance. I tired of being led by the same old people.

I'm for Allen!! He's as close to Reagan and Goldwater as we'll get.


6 posted on 05/10/2006 10:26:14 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Daytyn71

No more RINOs.


7 posted on 05/10/2006 10:27:53 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Daytyn71

George W is right about Jeb. He would make a great President.


8 posted on 05/10/2006 10:28:10 AM PDT by dc-zoo
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Lookout, folks! The King's Men will be by soon to encourage you to vote for the Tories...


9 posted on 05/10/2006 10:30:21 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: dc-zoo
I'd vote for Jeb.

The added bonus of seeing the Dowds and the Huffingtons and the Finemans and the Rathers of this world become absolutely UNGLUED would make me happy. Viva la Bush. W is the best President ever.

10 posted on 05/10/2006 10:30:46 AM PDT by mallardx
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To: SENTINEL
Bush Sr. petered out and lost interest after 4 years. W. appears to be losing interest after 6 years (NO immigration policy, NO energy policy, not being aggressive enough in IRAQ for fear we'll make our enemies mad, nothing on social security reform, ).

Maybe Jeb could work for a full 8 years.

11 posted on 05/10/2006 10:30:58 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Daytyn71
i don't think so.

Fool me three times shame on you!
Fool me four times, shame on me.
41, 43, 43...

12 posted on 05/10/2006 10:34:27 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: Daytyn71

Puleez. No more Bush's or Clintons.


14 posted on 05/10/2006 10:39:20 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: SENTINEL
[ I think that we've learned our lesson with the Bush family. ]

I'm a "Unite'er not a divide'er"- Dubya..
and George has been uniting with democrats and divideing from others ever since..

You know, like John McLaim..

15 posted on 05/10/2006 10:44:07 AM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: SENTINEL

yep.


16 posted on 05/10/2006 10:46:46 AM PDT by RolandBurnam (I WANT SOME PORK RINDS!!!!!)
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To: gotribe

I don't think we'll see another Bush president. The Republican and conservative base now realize that we've been had -- these are, and always have been, country club liberals who are desperate to fit in with the "right people" from Skull and Bones and the Ivy League who look down their noses at anything "right wing", except when they need their votes at election time. We don't need another boondoggle Medicare prescription drug plan, higher spending than LBJ, an endless and unnecessary war 10,000 miles away that costs the lives of our best men and women at a horrendous price for an ungrateful populace, while ignoring our borders at home and castigating those who care about maintaining this coutnry as a viable entity as racists. The Bushes would be nowhere in politics but for Ronald Reagan, who unfortunately, made 41 his vice president. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on us!!


17 posted on 05/10/2006 10:46:47 AM PDT by laconic
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To: cotton1706

Allen is far from Reagan, not even close.

Mike Pence is the true Reagan Conservative

www.pence08.com


18 posted on 05/10/2006 10:49:57 AM PDT by theworkersarefew (pence08.com)
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To: Daytyn71
NO MORE BUSHES!!!

The irony is that Jeb is the smartest of the bunch. His bad luck, I'd guess.

19 posted on 05/10/2006 10:53:59 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Daytyn71

Speaking as someone who spends a lot of time in Florida, I'd like to say G.W. is RIGHT. :)


20 posted on 05/10/2006 11:01:57 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: SENTINEL
"I think that we've learned our lesson with the Bush family."

Amen.

21 posted on 05/10/2006 11:02:14 AM PDT by mancogasuki (Live Free Or Die.)
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To: mallardx
The added bonus of seeing the Dowds and the Huffingtons and the Finemans and the Rathers of this world become absolutely UNGLUED

I think it's all an act.

22 posted on 05/10/2006 11:04:32 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: cotton1706
I'm for Allen!! He's as close to Reagan and Goldwater as we'll get.

Allen seems to be the best bet right now. But I would vote for Jeb too. However, I think the country is suffering from Bush fatigue and would balk at another Bush in the office so soon.

23 posted on 05/10/2006 11:04:56 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Lizavetta
With Huffington and Dowd, it ain't no act!
24 posted on 05/10/2006 11:05:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: cotton1706
Jeb has been a good governor, I'd vote for him as President.

Look, the bottom line for me is:
NO MORE DEMOCRATS!

I'll hold my nose and vote for McLame or Hagel before I let a 'rat (and I used to be one!) get into the Oval Office!!

25 posted on 05/10/2006 11:08:16 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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I was all for Jeb running, but after watching W putter out like his pop, I think we've had enough Bushes in the White House for a while. I thank George for his service, and he did do some admirable things, but next time we need a real conservative. Of those believed to possibly be running, the only one who interests me is Newt.

http://www.newt.org


26 posted on 05/10/2006 11:09:36 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: SENTINEL

Yes we have


27 posted on 05/10/2006 11:19:40 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SENTINEL
B43 "With us or against us..."

Yhis is one of the most consistently misquoted Dubya sayings.

28 posted on 05/10/2006 11:20:44 AM PDT by HitmanLV ("5 Minute Penalty for #40, Ann Theresa Calvello!" - RIP 1929-2006)
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To: dc-zoo

Just what we need, more Bushes, Clintons, Doles, Kennedys, and Medicis.


29 posted on 05/10/2006 11:20:51 AM PDT by chris1 (I)
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To: mallardx

Yeah, he's the best president ever with 31% poll number.
He's losing conservatives by the thousands every day.
He may be a good and decent man, but his policies are driving conservatives out. And that is a fact.


30 posted on 05/10/2006 11:22:18 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: cotton1706

And no more Clintons.


31 posted on 05/10/2006 11:23:08 AM PDT by Texagirl4W (Wisdom has 2 parts: 1, having a lot to say and 2, not saying it.)
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To: cotton1706
I'm for Allen!! He's as close to Reagan and Goldwater as we'll get.

BY 2007 so called "conservatives" on FR will be denouncing Allen as a RINO.

32 posted on 05/10/2006 11:24:07 AM PDT by Once-Ler (Beware conservatives whose political consistency dictates all Presidents must be impeached.)
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To: cotton1706

let me add I think Allen would make a good Prez.


33 posted on 05/10/2006 11:24:52 AM PDT by Once-Ler (Beware conservatives whose political consistency dictates all Presidents must be impeached.)
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To: Daytyn71

No thanks.


34 posted on 05/10/2006 11:25:27 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (The social contract is breaking down.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Look, the bottom line for me is: NO MORE DEMOCRATS!

As a former rat myself I agree 100%. I'd prefer Allen, Rice, or Santorum, but if McCain wins the nomination I will vote for him. I can't believe so many Freepers have forgotten what things were like under Clinton already.

35 posted on 05/10/2006 11:31:15 AM PDT by Once-Ler (Beware conservatives whose political consistency dictates all Presidents must be impeached.)
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To: Daytyn71
Jeb/Keyes 2008!

Hey, I'm entitled to my fantasy.

36 posted on 05/10/2006 11:32:57 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Daytyn71
Ah, if you've seen one traitor to the nation, you've seen them all.

I've had enough of the Bush's and their globalist, elitest clap-trap.

I don't think any current Republican is worth voting for. ...Third party, here I come. And I have to say I don't sh*t if it puts Hillary in the WH. These people just trade the job back and forth anyway. The right and left arm of the same ugly-a$$ gorilla.

37 posted on 05/10/2006 11:35:32 AM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Once-Ler

Sorry. I will not vote for McCain. If he's the nominee (and I don't think he will be), I'll leave that office blank or vote Libertarian or Contstitution. If he gets into office, it will be without my help.


38 posted on 05/10/2006 11:43:24 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SENTINEL

Oh, come on. It would be worth it just to see the dimwit liberals with exploding heads at the prospect of another Bush!


39 posted on 05/10/2006 11:45:11 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: cotton1706
Sorry. I will not vote for McCain. If he's the nominee (and I don't think he will be)

Fortunately, I don't think he will be the nominee either.

40 posted on 05/10/2006 12:05:07 PM PDT by Once-Ler (Beware conservatives whose political consistency dictates all Presidents must be impeached.)
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To: cotton1706

You left out NO MORE CLINTONS! NO MORE GORE!

NO MORE BUSH!!!


This is not a monarchy....we need to get better people to become leaders. They are out there, but won't run due to the nastiness of politics.


41 posted on 05/10/2006 12:08:01 PM PDT by Feiny (Now go bang your heads on your desks until something useful comes out!)
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To: mallardx

"Unglued" = thrilled beyond belief.


42 posted on 05/10/2006 12:17:22 PM PDT by lugsoul
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To: HitmanLV

Please enlighten with the accurate quote.


43 posted on 05/10/2006 12:18:40 PM PDT by lugsoul
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To: cotton1706

I'm for Allen too! But we have not heard a peep from him.
We need a Pied Piper to lead the way, and I don't see him or anyone else leading the way. I voted for Bush twice, and my stomach turns when I see how he allows the immigration issue to fester like it is. Vicente Fox must have a picture of Bush with a Billy Goat!


44 posted on 05/10/2006 12:19:50 PM PDT by Flyover Country
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To: Daytyn71

Jeb Bush? No, never, not ever. Not after the fiasco in his state over the murder of Terri Schiavo.

Enough of the Bushes already.

It's someone else's turn now. (Hi, Condi!!)


45 posted on 05/10/2006 12:20:34 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: mallardx
W is the best President ever.

Why don't you request that they chisel that slogan onto your tombstone.

46 posted on 05/10/2006 12:22:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Daytyn71



Wouldn't Be Prudent...
47 posted on 05/10/2006 12:29:05 PM PDT by Fred
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To: monkapotamus


Very interesting...
48 posted on 05/10/2006 12:37:42 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Once-Ler; Corin Stormhands
BY 2007 so called "conservatives" on FR will be denouncing Allen as a RINO.

They already are.

49 posted on 05/10/2006 12:39:58 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: dc-zoo

Jeb is a great governor, and would make a great president. Florida's economy is the best in the nation, with limited government compared to most states.


50 posted on 05/10/2006 12:41:31 PM PDT by pleikumud
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