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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Maureen Dowd, "Fall of the House of Bush": Jeb?



Sibling rivalry between George Jr. and Jeb? I don't give a dead rat (from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," 1884, probably the basis for "I don't give a rat's ass"). It's time for Jeb to find a new hobby.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Fall of the House of Bush," Maureen Dowd elucidates the arcane workings of the House of Bush and the crushing disappointment of the aging patriarch with Jeb's sagging political fortunes. Dowd's best line:

"His brother’s muscle-bound presidency led to Barack Obama and the diffident Obama led to a new brand of furious, Tea Party-infused Republicans."

Can America return to its senses and elect "Marco in the Middle"? More to the point, will anything be left by the time Obama finishes his second term, after having saddled the US with $20 trillion of debt, decimated America's health care system, hobbled overseas allies, and planted the seeds of a second holocaust?

Stay tuned. Or better yet, change the channel.

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