Subject: Re "Jeb Bush for President", reality and doubt

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  • Posted on: 4 January 2009
  • By: luaptifer

Dear George H. W. Bush (affectionately, '41'),

Regarding

FOXNews - Sunday, January 04, 2009: The first President Bush said he would like to see his other son, Jeb, become president one day, but if now's not the time he'd be an "outstanding senator."

...During an interview on "FOX News Sunday," the nation's 41st president said Jeb, the former governor of Florida, is "as qualified and as able as anyone I know in the political scene" to be president.

Absolutely, 41, absolutely! But first I hope you can be patient enough to help America address a couple of niggling doubts.

Thanks George, I expect nothing less than that you'll be gracious in response.  

First, there is the question of feasibility: Is it realistic to consider a campaign for Jeb without Bush dynasty guru and information technology master, the late Mike Connell, managing the electrons?

Sure, Karl Rove's still around but he's so direct-mail, while Connell was the man who translated Karl's knowledge into the Information Age.  Are you considering this factor?

You may remember Mike from as far back as your 1987 campaign organization. He was the guy whom your team promoted after the Iowa Caucus--taking him to Washington where he designed the database for the Republican National Convention that cycle. 

He then went on to implement the campaign sites Jeb.org and GeorgeWBush.com, and then RNC.org and RPOF.org--while also working inside the State of Florida IT networks when Al Gore was disputing Dubya's right to the throne, er, White House. 

And then Mike Connell also ran all of those House, Senate, House Committee, and Executive Agency sites, while he again ran KenBlackwell.com, GeorgeWBush.com, OhioGOP.org, and Election.sos.state.oh.us the night that Dubya fought off Kerry's non-dispute of the throne. 

And dang, how could I forget the White House and RNC email systems!?

So I just want to be sure that you understand that the guy who was behind Karl Rove back then is not there now.

[FYI 41, a quick heads-up in case you're not in the loop.  Mike Connell died in a plane crash a couple of weeks ago and your family seems to have forgotten the guy who was so important to putting three of you into Executive Offices over the last quarter of a century.  No doubt Mike's family would appreciate a kind word or two.]

Considering these issues will be helped by referring to Mike Connell: A Trail of Questions At the End of the Road and RoveCybergate.com since, in two easy clicks, they compile a large amount of recent coverage of your family's history with the guy behind Karl's crowning achievement on behalf of your clan.

But in the meantime, you can take a quick look at coverage of Mike and his friends in Florida:

Thanks again, 41, I certainly appreciate your keeping up on the issues and wanting the best for your fellow Americans.  So I hope you'll be able to help us all by speaking to our doubts once you've refreshed your knowledge of the facts. 

Best,

luaptifer

 P.S.  I don't think the NWO will be an effective pitch, JMHO.

P.P.S. In case you've enjoyed retirement long enough to have forgotten, "NWO" is the "New World Order".

P.P.P.S. Are you still tapped into the scene in Florida?  (see Florida Election Results - Hidden Outsourcing Can Take Votes for a Trip)

 

Comments

survive another "Bush-whacking"? 

MSNBC has a recap of the interview, and I thought this quote from "41" was pretty funny:

I mean, right now is probably a bad time, because we've had enough Bushes in there.

I started out with to include that line but decided that most Americans probably get it without Papa Bush's restatement. 

I have to figure that 41 enjoys Fellini films.

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"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

Sometimes autopsies refer to immediate causes that resulted from temporally distant events.

We don't yet have anything like a handle on what is the outstanding financial/economic damage produced by the law that Paulson's lobbyists channelled through Phil Gramm's pen back in 2000. 

Remember, a key point of the CFMA established that Goldman Sachs and Enron's instruments of destruction were left unregulated and subject to no requirement for transparency.

Are we out of danger yet?  Maybe we could ask Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson to loosen up a bit, with some clues?

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"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

Should also be of interest, 41, as Larisa Alexandrovna and Rawstory have done substantial reporting on subjects that are closely related, the Karl Rove agenda politicizing the non-partisan machine of American law and justice.

See the compilation she's put together @ The PRM Series Articles

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"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

Could Daddy's suggestion about Jeb running have to do with the Sarah Palin hype. H.W. after all was not a religious nut. BTW I'm not overlooking all the damage he did to the country. I believe that W. remains the titular leader of the Republican party since McCain didn't win. Might there not be some inteparty feuding going on in the Replican campaign that pushing Jeb to the fore so early would indicate?

carol