Barbara Bush Says “We’ve Had Enough Bushes” In The White House

WASHINGTON (April 25, 2013)—In the midst of the celebration surrounding the opening of son George W. Bush's presidential library, former First Lady Barbara Bush was brushing aside talk of a Jeb Bush run for the White House.

Appearing in an interview Thursday on NBC's "Today" show, Mrs. Bush was asked how she felt about Jeb, the former governor of Florida, seeking the presidency in 2016.

Mrs. Bush replied, "We've had enough Bushes."

She went on to say she thought there were many worthy candidates.

"There are people out there" who are qualified, she said.

Mrs. Bush, who had a reputation for bluntness when her husband George H.W. Bush was president, spoke from the site of the presidential library.

On Wednesday, George W. Bush told CNN he thought Jeb Bush should run for president.


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