There is the prospect of a third member of the Bush family perhaps occupying the White House one day. Former President George H.W. Bush said on “Fox News Sunday” he would like to see his second son, Jeb Bush, become President. Jeb has served as the governor of Florida and is considering a run for the Florida U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Republican Mel Martinez in 2010. The former President admitted right now would probably be a bad time” for another Bush in the White House, given the low public opinion rankings for the current President Bush. The elder Bush said in spite of that, he wants to encourage his son Jeb’s political aspirations to, “serve the greatest country in the world.”
Houston, we have a problem. This is how Poppy and Bar see their little darlings:
Original DVD cover.
However, that’s not what the rest of us see. This is more like reality:
Original DVD cover.
I think that Poppy and Bar have been sipping too many cocktails and noshing too many of these….
As it turns out, Jebbie, when asked if he will seek Martinez’s senate seat, replied,”Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin.” Then he realized that, just like his mother, he doesn’t have a chin, so he added:
While the opportunity to serve my state and country during these turbulent and dynamic times is compelling, now is not the right time to return to elected office.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, on Tuesday ruled out running for a Senate seat he had been considering contesting.
Bush, who was a popular Republican governor, said in a statement he would not run in 2010 for the Florida Senate seat that is being vacated by Republican Sen. Mel Martinez.
Jeb Bush was said to have been torn between trying to win the Senate seat and moving to Washington or continuing his consulting firm and staying close to his family in Florida.
In his statement, the younger brother of George W. Bush said he still hoped to play a constructive role in the future of the Republican Party, which has suffered losses in the last two elections.
Democrats were likely to be heartened by Bush’s decision, as a race against him might well have been more difficult than other potential Republican candidates.
George W. Bush will leave office on January 20 with approval ratings hovering just below 30 percent in many polls, some of the lowest of any president in history.