Bush Dynasty 1980-2016

3 Bushes Fade

As weekend readers may recall, the mister and I just returned from a mini-vacation, so I was out of the loop on all the primary stuff. It was a nice break, honestly. But we did raise a glass to the implosion of the Bush dynasty Saturday night when we saw the primary results on a Fox News crawler at the rustic honky-tonk we were visiting. (Quietly, since our fellow revelers were decidedly of the Republican persuasion and almost certainly armed, though I suspect they were among the Trumpenproletariat.)

You can quibble with when the Bush Dynasty actually started. You could make the argument that it ended on President Obama’s first inauguration day, when a jeering crowd sang, “hey, hey, hey, goodbye!” as GWB boarded Marine One for the last time.

But we suspected The Smart One was lurking in the wings, and so he was. That wretched clan of entitled psychos has dominated politics since I was in high school. And now The Smart One has been roundly rejected by wingnuts in the most humiliating manner possible.

And yeah, I know there are Bush spawn rising up through state politics even now, but let us savor this moment and hope their toxic surname forces them to adopt their mother’s family name or give up on national politics. Ding dong, etc.

Open thread!


Well, it turns out that Hillary’s emails do contain some scandalous info.   The Daily Mail:

A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War.

The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion started.

It flies in the face of the Prime Minister’s public claims at the time that he was seeking a diplomatic solution to the crisis.

He told voters: ‘We’re not proposing military action’ – in direct contrast to what the secret email now reveals.


The documents, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, are part of a batch of secret emails held on the private server of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which U.S. courts have forced her to reveal.

Breathless tabloid prose aside, it’s still pretty funny that perhaps the most important discovery from a committee that has held almost as many hearings as the 9/11 committee concerns one of W’s fuckups.

Update: Nice to see that Trump reads the papers (thanks to srv in the comments):