Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) could learn a lessen from his older brother on how to field questions about the Bush family political dynasty.
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As Bush considers a 2016 presidential bid, he has tried to insist “I am my own man,” in order to differentiate himself from his older brother, former President George W. Bush, and father, former President George H.W. Bush.
But the intrigue into the high profile family isn’t dying down.
“I’m a Bush, I’m proud of it. Like what am I supposed to say?” Jeb Bush quipped to reporters this week in New Hampshire, according to The New York Times.
At the same event, Bush said, “I love my mom and dad. I love my brother, and people are just going to have to get over that.”
However, the former Florida governor has struggled in recent days with how to handle questions about his brother, whose controversial tenure in office includes the widely unpopular invasion of Iraq in 2003. Indeed, George W. Bush reportedly said “me” last month when asked about obstacles to his brother’s candidacy.
“It’s an easy line to say, ‘Haven’t we had enough Bushes?’ After all, even my mother said, ‘Yes,'” he said, according to Politico.
But George W. Bush, Jeb Bush’s elder by six years, may be able to shed some light on navigating the tricky family dynamic, as the older brother was similarly hounded by familial questions during his political career.
Here’s how George W. Bush has responded to questions about his famous last name and the legacy of his father:
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