Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday was a glorious day for former President George W. Bush who was honored at the celebration surrounding the opening of his presidential library. All the living presidents as well as other dignitaries cordially congratulated the younger Bush. However, the quote of the day belonged to former first lady Barbara Bush who brushed aside talk of her other son, Jeb Bush, running for the White House.
Appearing in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Mrs. Bush was asked how she felt about Jeb, the former governor of Florida, seeking the presidency in 2016.
Mrs. Bush replied, quote, “We’ve had enough Bushes.”
She went on to say she thought there were many worthy candidates, telling anchor Matt Lauer, “There are people out there” who are qualified. Mrs. Bush had a reputation for bluntness when her husband George H.W. Bush was president.