Maybe it’s the weather, but the Wing-Nuts seem to be flocking to Florida like Snowbirds from the north. Last week Floridians had to endure a tour of Sarah Palin nonsense in Daytona Beach.
This week it was the Bush clan. Not just Jeb, who never really leaves us for long, much like the line from the movie “What About Bob?”:
“BOB’S NOT GONE. HE’S NEVER GONE!” opens door to sheepishly smiling Bob, “SEE!?”
Unfortunately, our “Jeb-Bob” is far from harmless like the one in the movie.
So Jeb made an appearance in Naples this time, and he brought along Dad and brother Dubya. They came to speak for money (of course) starting at $200 a pop. (I for one am stunned there’s still a market for these guys.) I certainly hope ticket holders got what they paid for.
But hey, why don’t you be the judge? Would you pay to hear this s…stuff? Below are some choice quotes to illustrate just a bit of the “Bush brilliance” George W. “dazzled the crowd” with. Don’t be shy, pick your favorites!
When Angle asked George W. Bush what the biggest change had been in his life since leaving the White House, he responded: “Traffic jams.”
“Life in the White House is incredibly comfortable.”
He said it was amazing to go from “100 miles to zero.” He quipped how now domestic policy means taking out the garbage.
Gotta jump in here for a minute. Is it me or does he sound like he’s “Going Gump?” Almost expect him to say something like “Policy is like a box of chocolates….” But I digress.
“I’m through with politics,” he said. “I had my run. I gave it my all.”
Pardon one more teeny tiny editorial comment here: THANK GOD FOR THAT! Not for lack of trying, but you didn’t quite give it your all because THE GLOBE IS STILL SPINNING, if barely.
On the question of problems with his lack of bipartisanship? Well, that was the war’s fault:
“It’s hard,” George W. Bush said. “Nobody wants war.”
On federal spending and the deficit, and stop me if you’ve heard this one, 9/11’s fault:
Bush said when he was in office it was hard to keep federal spending down when “we got attacked,” referring to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that toppled the World Trade Center towers.
On his War Of Choice (I’ll reluctantly restrain myself here):
“I met a lot of families of the fallen.”
“I believe in the universality of freedom.”
And finally, because Jeb is every bit as “deep” and his brother George, one last insightful chestnut from our former Governor:
Jeb Bush said he didn’t have it nearly as tough as Florida’s governor. “Being governor was a blast,” he said.
Yes and it was a “blast” for all of us too Jeb. A blast to the economy, a blast to jobs, a blast to education…so many blasts, so little space to archive and write them all down.
I can only assume that Daddy, George H.W. Bush was probably spending his time still weeping somewhere off in a corner…..