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Boehner likes Jeb Bush in 2016
Boehner likes Jeb Bush in 2016
January 24, 2014, 07:12 am
By Mario Trujillo
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday night that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush would be a great president if he ran in 2016.
However, the Speaker made clear he is not endorsing anyone more than two years before the election.
“Well listen, I’m not endorsing anybody, but Jeb Bush is my friend, and I frankly think he would be a great president, I really do,” he said on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Bush was the only potential GOP candidate Boehner mentioned when asked who he liked for president.
In the wide-ranging interview, Boehner also touched on last October’s government shutdown and other presidential prospects.
Boehner said the bridge scandal that has dogged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would not be going away any time soon — whether or not Christie knew anything about the lane closures.
“It doesn’t appear he knew anything about it,” he said. “He took responsibility, fired the people who were involved, he apologized. But this is not going to go away any time soon.”
The 64-year-old Speaker poured cold water on the thought of him ever running for president. He said his current lifestyle means too much to him.
“I like to play golf,” he said. “I like to cut my own grass. You know, I do drink red wine, I smoke cigarettes and I’m not giving that up to be president of the United States.”
In the interview, Boehner agreed that most people blame the GOP for shutting down the government. He said his caucus was wrong tactically.
“I said you want to fight this fight, I’ll go fight the fight with you,” he said about the tactic of using government funding as leverage to defund ObamaCare. “But it was a predictable disaster, so the sooner we got it over with the better.”
He also lashed out at outside groups who purport to speak for the Tea Party.
As Speaker, Boehner said he wears many hats with his members — sometimes acting as brother, father, principal or even “the Gestapo.”
His time growing up in a bar, he said, has served him well.
“When you grow up at a bar, I mopped floors, did dishes, waited tables, tended bar,” he said. “And you have to learn to deal with every jack--- who walks in the door. Now trust me, I need all the skills I learned growing up to do my job.”
John A. Boehner is the speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives, and a member of the Burning Tree Club.
Note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a member of the Burning Tree Club, and the president for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration.
Richard M. Nixon was a member of the Burning Tree Club, and the president for the Richard M. Nixon administration.
John F. Kennedy was a member of the Burning Tree Club, and the president for the John F. Kennedy administration.
Lyndon B. Johnson was a member of the Burning Tree Club, and the president for the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.
Gerald R. Ford was a member of the Burning Tree Club, and the president for the Gerald R. Ford administration.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a member of the Burning Tree Club, and the president for the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration.
George H.W. Bush is a member of the Burning Tree Club, George W. Bush & Jeb Bush’s father, a member of the Alfalfa Club, and was the president for the George H.W. Bush administration.
George W. Bush is George H.W. Bush’s son, Jeb Bush’s brother, a member of the Alfalfa Club, and was the president for the George W. Bush administration.
Jeb Bush is George H.W. Bush’s son, George W. Bush’s brother, and a potential presidential candidate for the 2016 presidential election, an advisory committee member for the Hispanic Leadership Network, and a member of the Alfalfa Club.
Hispanic Leadership Network is an offshoot of the American Action Network.
Frederic V. Malek is the founder & board member for the American Action Network, a member of the Alfalfa Club, and a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank).
George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.
Jack Valenti was a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank), and a member of the Burning Tree Club.
John A. Boehner is a member of the Burning Tree Club, the speaker for the U.S. House of Representatives, the House leader for the Republican establishment, and was a sponsor for the No Child Left Behind Act.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank).
U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a longtime supporter for the Republican establishment.
Margaret Spellings is the U.S. program advisory panel member for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a senior adviser for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and was the architect for the No Child Left Behind Act.
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