Southeast of Disorder

Bush whacked?
February 15, 2008, 6:20 pm
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Former President George H. W. Bush has announced he will endorse the presidential candidacy of Arizona Sen. John McCain. That’s interesting, considering what his son did to McCain when McCain opposed the younger Bush’s presidential bid. Apparently the political rivals have decided to bury the hatchet somewhere other than in each other.

Still, something tells me McCain is not eagerly anticipating an endorsement from the current prez (known among late columnist Molly Ivins’ fans as “Shrub”). When I heard about Bush 41’s McCain endorsement, the first thing that popped into my head was a rather humorous image of McCain on the phone with Bush 43, insisting “Don’t you dare! Don’t you dare!

I also find it amusing that the Bush political machine — which during Shrub’s candidacies couldn’t do enough to court the farthest-right faction of the far right — suddenly finds former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee too far right to suit it. McCain may be for “family values,” but he’s no raving religious lunatic. Of course, Huckabee doesn’t seem like such a bad guy, either, but anyone who publicly says the U.S. Constitution should cleave more closely to Biblical law deserves to be watched.