Tuesday, July 11, 2006

McCain and Bush in 2008?

Since I can’t find this yet on the internet, I’ll just quote what the Palm Beach Post has this morning. Here are the scary parts.

“Jeb Bush has frequently said he won’t run for president in 2008, but he’s never ruled out being on the ticket as someone’s running mate.

And he didn’t Monday when asked about teaming up with Arizona Sen. John McCain as Republicans hope to come up with a ticket to keep the White House—now occupied by Bush’s older brother, President George W. Bush.

I like Sen. McCain, I think he’s a good guy, Jeb Bush told reporters after returning from a holiday in Maine with his family.

Any potential GOP nominee would covet the 27 electoral votes in Florida where Bush enjoys a high job approval rating among voters as he nears the end of his second term.

It was the 25 electoral votes Florida held in 2000 that put the current president into office—by a scant 537-vote margin of more than 6 million cast in the state.”

What do you think about this possibility?


Blogger Durward Discussion said...

Has anyone checked with McCain's doctor? That was my honest first thought. McCain has a shortened presdency and we have another Bush in office. That is enough to give you nightmares for the next two plus years.

July 11, 2006 4:49 AM  
Blogger Shutterwi said...

That would make McCain an even more complete sellout than he already is.

God help us all if we are stupid enough to ever let any bush hold any national office ever again.

One slight correction. It was election fraud, stolen votes and the SCOTUS that put the crown on king bush.

July 11, 2006 5:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'll freaking HURL if this comes to pass. I wish I could also say I think it's unlikely, but it makes all kind of sense from a GOP perspective. (BTW, I heard a reference to this on NPR yesterday as well.)

Jamie raises a scary but not unimaginable scenario above -- McCain has had many health problems. I think the basic American aversion to dynasties would keep Jeb Bush from being elected president, but I can definitely imagine him sneaking in the back door via the Veep job.

Ugh, what a godawful thought! While I'm honestly not sure anyone could be a worse president than GWB, the thought of Jeb in the Oval Office is plenty scary. He's like a combination of GWB and Cheney: He definitely got the brains when they were being apportioned among the Bush siblings, and he is devious, arrogant and entitled as hell.

Jamie is right again -- this is nightmare material. Please, not another one.

July 11, 2006 5:11 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Freaking nightmare! And shutter is right. Election fraud.

July 11, 2006 5:54 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Oh YUK. I can't even imagine, but then again, I couldn't imagine the current shit either and I am the imaginer.

July 11, 2006 6:04 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

I'd like to believe it wouldn't work. Jeb Bush would be a liability to the far right, who do not want accusations of a monarchy. I'm wondering, if he might have more luck with Condi, Frist, or Schwartzeneggar (after they change the Constitution to allow him to run.)
I think McCain would probably need an East Coast running mate, though, and Jeb fits, since McCain could possibly take California by himself. Texas and Florida would go with Jeb, but they need someone to pull New York. Hmmm. This could be interesting!

July 11, 2006 6:05 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Interesting in a godawful way! Kinda like living in NOLA, and watching a hurricane drown your city.

July 11, 2006 6:27 AM  
Blogger SecondComingOfBast said...

While he might prove useful in Florida, it might have the opposite effect in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania, and others as well that are considered battleground states. I think this is a trial balloon, probably made of lead.

July 11, 2006 6:49 AM  
Blogger JM said...

The mere thought of this is giving me chest pain, and is likely to cause sleepless nights.

July 11, 2006 7:08 AM  
Blogger Trial.Lawyer.Richard said...

Jeb Bush can do for the U.S. what he has done for Florida: reduce spending on health care for the poor, roll back the luxury tax for the rich, refuse to implement the Educational Reforms voted into the Florida Constitution, and cater slavishly to the Religious Right.

Looks like he's perfect for the GOP Presidential Ticket.


July 11, 2006 7:20 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Oh God,I feel sick...Too early in the moring to think about this Patricia!!

I'm leaving the country if Jeb & McCain win in '08.

This is not a smart move by McCain.

Why won't Jeb rule out a VP run?

He'll do what daddy did.

Control the Prez from the VP side for 8 years then be President for 8 years.

Or, the Bush Crime Family will have McCain assasinated so he can become President.

Either way it's bad...bad, bad, bad.

Potentially 16 more years of Bush. Fuck.

July 11, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger Trial.Lawyer.Richard said...

Another Reason why Jeb Bush is perfect for the GOP Presidential Ticket: he'll continue the "Culture of Corruption." Look at what his handpicked Head of the Fla. Dept. of Corrections did:

Jeb Bush Appointee Allegedly took $130,000 Bribe

I think Jeb has the same knack for picking great appointees as his Brother "W."


July 11, 2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

McCain's proven himself to be a devious suckup, and Jeb is another rapacious Bush. Please say it'll never happen.

July 11, 2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

OMG -- what a dreadful thought if it should come to pass that these two should become president and vice president. We're barely surviving this administration now and with the prospects of a real hawk in the WH and a right-wing zealot as vp is scary, very scary.

I recently wrote about a two family dynasty -- the Bushes and the Clintons -- and, while it was tongue in cheek, there is a modicum of truth in thinking that another Bush would make it onto the national ticket. Are you ready for this: We've not had a national election without a Bush on it since 1976. That means if a person was born after 1956, they have always seen a Bush on the national ticket. Think about that for a minute.

July 11, 2006 10:20 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

I'll correct myself: The 1996 Republican ticket did not include a Bush.

July 11, 2006 10:23 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I thought ol' brother Jeb was getting sick and tired of cleaning up Shrub's messess...wouldn't you if you were him?

July 11, 2006 11:04 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jesus christ in a thong..the mere thought of a McCain/Jebbers tix makes me literally ill.

July 11, 2006 11:36 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

just, shoot me.

July 11, 2006 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am about to throw up and I was ready to fix an evening martini. Yikes. I really cannot stand either of those guys. Throw Ghouliani in the mix and you can bet I'll toss my cookies.

July 11, 2006 2:19 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

I don't think California would embrace McCain...but maybe I have been out of the loop. I thought it was a democrat state...where have I been? Forget Arnie getting his way over the Constitution... he is not well liked here...or am I projecting my own feelings into this scenario? Crap! Now I depressed! Naw, we've got the Freeway Blogger taking care of the advertizing against the right...we will prevail...I just know it!

July 11, 2006 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bush/Cheney stickers are already out there, so...

Jeb Bush/Dick Cheney 2008

The shadow emperor can continue his reign with another stupid up front.

July 11, 2006 5:49 PM  
Blogger billie said...

jesus christ in a thong- is my new expletive. thanks dusty :)

July 11, 2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

I forgot what I was going to write, I was so intrigued by Dusty's cat moving it's eyes and fingers.

July 11, 2006 7:10 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

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July 11, 2006 10:20 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

There is no two party system anymore (duocracy) - it's just one big happy boy club.
The moment the people in the United States of America actually act up and loudly promote their displeasure with the current status quo, I might again find faith in the American Constitution and the concept of Democracy.
In the mean time we will keep enjoying the deeds of the "House of Bush".
May the cattle graze forever and be hunted down on the great planes - dull and innocent in their stupid admission to self-eradication by "higher powers".
I love America - both the North and the South.
We deserve better than just being slaughter for the greed of just a few.
All I can contribute right now, is the that the general concept is to decentralize economies and political power. I know that sounds vague. But think of it - next March a barrel of oil will cost at least $90 which will compute to about $4-$5 per gallon at the pump. Thereafter it will become soon irrational to ship produce across the country at any given time so we can eat bananas whenever we feel like it.
The thinking has to take a major shift. We need to invest locally, not globally - and that concept is very foreign to the Democrats as well. So for me, in the time being, they represent a bunch of losers also, almost as handicapped as the Republican wing.
National votes will (or are already) a pathetic make feel good for people, they mean nothing in the real world of cooperate dealings.
So rediscover your Democracy slowly, by acting locally.
OK, enough for tonight!
Cheers, Zee.

July 11, 2006 10:49 PM  
Blogger DA said...

I side with Zee! Well spoken..

My first reaction: oh no, not again..

July 12, 2006 1:16 AM  
Blogger Reflections said...

I doubt that McCain is that stupid but one never knows! What a scary thought.

July 12, 2006 6:08 AM  
Blogger Zee said...

Thanks DA!
But ouhhps, I have to correct myself.
Oil will peak to $100 in December per barrel, $140 next year this time. (July - August 2007)
So there, no more cheap bananas delivered all year round to the east coast.
Oh well, sell or scrap your SUV - might help to keep them bananas coming ,,, who knos

July 14, 2006 11:00 PM  

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