Robert O’Harrow Jr. and Tom Hamburger are writers for the Washington Post. Over this past weekend, they published a piece on Jeb Bush, questioning his business practices from…are you ready for this?…1989!
Apparently, Bush took a trip to Nigeria just after George HW Bush was sworn in as president, and he helped represent a company that was pushing some business to the Nigerians. But Bush was the star and there were a lot of people that came out to see him, and hear him because….well, he was the son of the president of the United States! And they wanted to hear what he had to say.
So, fast forward 26 years later (yes…that would probably be termed a generation to you and me), and these two nimrods from the Washington Post decide they’re going to publish a hit piece on Bush. What’s the problem with it? Hmm…let me think. Can you think of another political candidate for president that possibly had questionable business practices since 1989? Is there someone in the race you can put your finger on and say that particular candidate probably shouldn’t have done what he or she had done in the last quarter century?
My question to Misters O’Harrow and Hamburger are, were you asleep for the last 26 years? Did you not hear of a couple called the Clintons and hear of the audacity of selling nights in the Lincoln Bedroom for a fundraiser for the DNC? Did we not just hear of a current presidential candidate that was basically selling favors to foreign governments so that her husband could make over a half-million dollars per speech and her “foundation” could get a multi-million dollar donation? Does any of that ring a bell with the Washington Post? My, Ben Bradlee must be spinning in his grave about now. How the mighty newspaper of Watergate fame has fallen from its lofty perch.
I don’t have a problem with a newspaper going after any political candidate if they can prove there was wrong-doing. Let’s just make sure that we can go after ALL candidates. And frankly, every candidate has a skeleton or two in their closet. If they don’t, they’re not qualified to be president. But to dredge something up from 26 years ago…what are you going to do? The statute of limitations has run out on everything you could possibly charge Bush with. There is no sense in even writing this article in the first place unless it’s to try to blunt Hillary’s many foibles. And that’s exactly why it was written. And that’s why you’ll see something written about whomever becomes the GOP candidate…even if they have to go back to 1960 and the candidate cheated someone with change from their front yard lemonade stand.
The fact of the matter is, there is one person in this race that has enough baggage she would need every porter in New York City to carry it. To try to waste time bringing others into the mess…especially from over a quarter century ago is ludicrous.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!