Just when you think the Bush nightmare is fading just a little you wake up in a cold sweat to find that Jeb Bush is back. Apparently the Bush family quest to completely destroy the country didn’t end with the election last year.
It seems that little lesser Bush son Jebbie is working quietly behind the scenes of the implosion of the GOP in Florida. As we all know, the Bush name these days is more muck than mud, so Jeb has been silent for the most part. And who can blame him? If you’re the shadow brother to the one responsible for one of the biggest failures in American history, you’d likely want to stay silent too. Unfortunately the Bush ego apparently cannot be contained, and so for Florida, and quite possibly the country, our long nightmare just may not be over quite yet.
You may not see Jebbie, but the evidence suggests he’s still just under the surface of that mud:
Last week when the Tea Party crowd forced the Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer out the door, Jeb hosed off the mud a bit to start pushing Sen. John Thrasher for the job.
Jeb’s also been busy raising money and campaigning for GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum.
To top off a possible transition into the land of the Tea-baggers, he is quietly pushing Marco Rubio for the U.S. Senate seat that Charlie Crist wants so badly that he’s willing to flip-flop like a grouper stranded on the beach to win it. Marco Rubio is, as the New York Times Magazine today refers to him: “The First Senator From The Tea Party.”
So if you’re having nightmares where you hear a giant sucking sound from the South, it might be the sound of Jeb Bush sucking down tea with Marco Rubio, and quite possibly (perish the thought) Sarah Palin.