Bushes Want Condi or Jeb for President

Washington Whispers reports that the First Couple have different favorites for 2008:

White House insiders say President Bush and first lady Laura Bush are engaged in a good-natured bid to push their faves for the 2008 presidential nomination. “There are two wild cards in the race,” says our tipster. “The first lady likes Condi” Rice, the secretary of state. “She has a great story to tell,” says the insider of Rice. But Bush likes his bro, Jeb Bush, the Florida governor. “He thinks Jeb’d be the best.” One problem: Neither wants the job.

Actually, that’s not true. Neither appears willing to endure the rigors of campaigning for the job, whether because they don’t think they could win or some other reason. I’m quite sure either would take the job if it were offered.

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  1. I tend to favor Laura’s choice.

  2. Anderson says:

    Yes, but what they *don’t* tell you is, they want Condi or Jeb to have Cheney for veep ….

  3. floyd says:

    not really; they just want to see if it’s possible for a republican to lose.