Alternate Political History: John Ellis “Jeb” Bush

January 22, 2007


In one of the more embarrassing low-lights of modern journalism (and there have been quite a few), S.V. Date at the WaPo posits what a Jeb Bush presidency would have looked like had he been elected in 2000:

“The nation is in great shape, President Jeb Bush would have reported: record tax cuts propelling the economy to greater heights; a revolutionary school-vouchers program for the first time granting low-income parents real education choices; and, five years after the capture of Osama bin Laden, the final 20,000 U.S. troops returning home from Iraq.”

To me, the proposition that anyone could do better than George W. Bush–even his fat little brother–seems like such a “duh” argument that it is hardly worth the column inches. Still, I suppose somebody needs to work hard to rehabilitate the Bush name; at least until George P. Bush wins us over with his smooth Latin charm, patrician upbringing, and Bush brand fake genuine folksy appeal (fauxksy, perhaps?).

One Response to “Alternate Political History: John Ellis “Jeb” Bush”

  1. coffee Says:

    that’s my bush!

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