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Jeb Bush defends George W Bush

2012-08-31 09:43

Tampa - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says US President Barack Obama should stop blaming his brother, former President George W Bush, for the country's economic woes.

Bush said a real leader would accept responsibility for his own policies.

Bush told the Republican convention on Thursday night that his brother is a man of integrity, courage and honour.

The former president is a convention no-show. Republicans aired a short tribute video to George W Bush, but they have barely mentioned him.

Polls show many voters still blame George W Bush for the nation's sputtering economy. Democrats have tried to tie Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to Bush, charging that Romney would restore many of the former president's policies if elected.

Jeb Bush left office in 2007 and remains influential in Florida and Republican politics.

Comments
  • delish7564 - 2012-08-31 11:13

    Each as bad as the other :(

  • PHUZZY187 - 2012-08-31 13:38

    Bush after Bush After Bush all the same they cover up for each other and lie to the rest of the world war mongers I say Both Bush Presidents started a war does that not say it all only difference is 1 finished off where the other started and moved forward PUT THIS FAMILY UP FOR WAR CRIMES

  • steele.oyle - 2012-08-31 14:43

    He sucked as governor of Florida just like his dead beat brother did as president.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-08-31 16:18

    Another Bush......another liar....

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-08-31 16:46

    While the unilateral US invasion of Iraq was wrong, everyone knows Saddam Hussein had WMD's. He used them on Iraqi Kurds and Iranian troops by the tens of thousands.

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