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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bush Nostalgia

Dick Cheney is back with snarling memoirs. Libyan rebels find a Qaddafi picture trove of “my darling African woman,” Condoleeza Rice. And Karl Rove, desperate to head off the hated Rick Perry, in his scramble to find a candidate to stop him, should be turning to Jeb Bush any day now.

What the patriarch of the clan, George H. W., called “Bush fatigue” only three years ago may be dissipating sooner than expected, although Cheney may bring some of it back as he prepares to flog his book.

“There are going to be heads exploding all over Washington,” he warns, trolling a tidbit that he urged W. to bomb Syria over a suspected nuclear reactor in 2007 but no one in the White House agreed with him.

Condoleeza Rice comes back in a more romantic haze with the discovery of Qaddafi’s adolescent album, recalling an al-Jazeera interview: "I support my darling black African woman. I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders...Leezza, Leezza, Leezza...I love her very much. I admire her and I'm proud of her because she's a black woman of African origin."

With polls showing Rick Perry soaring ahead of Bachmann, Romney et al, unless Sarah Palin surprises her Fox colleague Rove by actually entering the race next month instead of just disrupting it for publicity, he may be urging Jeb Bush to head off Perry.

Jeb Bush Jr. has endorsed Jon Huntsman, but unless his rationality gains traction soon, a Bush III candidacy is not out of the question.

Who would have thunk it?

Update: Karl Rove is stepping up his Fox criticism of the Republican field. Can a Jeb Bush push be far behind?

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