Jeb Bush: I Will "Under No Circumstances" Be Vice President (VIDEO)

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"Good morning. Drinkin' your coffee? That's nice. Let's talk about politics. Shhhh. Politicssss."
Quick audible on today's Jeb Bush update: This post was originally about Bush endorsing Republican Rep. Connie Mack in the Senate race for Bill Nelson's seat, which is news because people like Jeb and a former governor endorsing a primary candidate means it's either a sure thing or Bush thinks the guy is just that amazing. Pick which one for yourself.

But there is bigger news today from the elder Bush bro -- he went on CBS this morning and turned down even the potential for a VP nomination from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (who has also endorsed Mack).

"I'm not gonna do it, and I'm not gonna be asked, and it's not gonna happen. That doesn't mean I don't have a voice. Doesn't mean I don't want to enthusiastically support Mitt Romney. I intend to do that. I'm doing it. But I'm not gonna be a candidate with him," Bush said. "Under no circumstances."

It's a fascinating interview, if you've got a few minutes to spare -- he disagrees with Obama without making any references to socialism or Jesus or holding aspirins between your knees. In fact, he says he doesn't even mind praising the guy a little bit when it's due.

He also talks quietly, which is a nice change so early in the damned morning. Most interesting quote: When asked about the presidency, Bush says,"This was probably my time."

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Prof. G
Prof. G

I don't know about that. They say that Grandpa Prescott Bush did one helluva job as the U.S. registered agent for Nazi Germany. Damn near got prosecuted for violating the Trading With the Enemy Act until cooler heads prevailed. Sure did build up quite a family nest egg, though. Impressive, those Bushes -- except for H.W., who, as Ann Richards so famously noted, "was born with a silver foot in his mouth." Best book on the clan is by Kitty Kelley. Worth a read, but the density of W will make you just shake your head.


Thank you. The best thing any Bush has ever done.

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