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Marco Rubio Attacks Barbara Bush

February 8, 2016

There has been some speculation over the past week as to why Chelsea Clinton should not be fodder for journalists given she is the daughter of a presidential candidate, and also has made some less-than honest attacks on Bernie Sanders.   Some still consider Chelsea off-limits for reporters, and she has made every effort to enforce that goal.

I think one can make a most plausible case as to why Chelsea should be a topic for reporters to write about.   If I were an editor there would be no rule against writing about her.

But there are times when I feel lines need to be drawn when it comes to family members of candidates.  One of those deals with Barbara Bush.  She is now coming under political fire from Marco Rubio.


It is just unseemly.

The Republican presidential race has gotten so heated that not even the candidates’ moms are off-limits anymore. 

With two days to go until the New Hampshire primary, a voter who lives in this heavily Republican town provided HuffPost with a jarring direct mailer that he received from Conservative Solutions PAC — the super PAC that is backing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

The mailing features a photo of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) wearing a superimposed golden crown and pictured next to the bejeweled and white-haired Queen Elizabeth II, who bears an obvious resemblance to the candidate’s mother, Barbara Bush.

And in case the intended link between the current queen of England and former first lady wasn’t clear enough, the mailer includes an old quote from Jeb Bush’s mother below the photo of Queen Elizabeth: “‘We’ve had enough Bushes.’ –Barbara Bush.”

3 Comments leave one →
  1. pattilynn9 permalink
    February 10, 2016 9:35 AM

    Well, Jeb is Barbara’s favorite. He looks so much like his “mommy”.

    I like her okay, but I’m very tired of the whole Bush family.

  2. pattilynn9 permalink
    February 8, 2016 10:45 AM

    I didn’t take that pic as a slam against Barbara Bush. Altho the quote is hers “We’ve had enough Bushes”. (I absolutely agree). I take the pic to mean Jeb was considered by the “GOP in-crowd” to be the heir to the US presidency thru the Bush line. The pics are of 2 UK monarchs and a Burger King, who is more likely the line Jeb is suited to stand in.

  3. February 8, 2016 10:25 AM

    Another attack against Barbara Bush is circulating. Donald Trump’s ugly rhetoric included a comment about how Jeb Bush had his “mommy” come to New Hampshire. Frankly, it is disheartening that more people aren’t getting fed up with the nasty, sniping, bully-boy tactics used by the GOP presidential candidates. IMHO of course.

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