Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jeb Bush backtracks, then repeats criticism

Via twitter, Jeb Bush went straight to the people today to argue that his controversial comment about partisanship in the GOP yesterday was a bipartisan bash.

The tweets, via The Hill.

Am reminded today why I rarely read headlines. #ContextIsImportant

The point I was making yesterday is this: The political system today is hyperpartisan. Both sides are at fault.

My dad & Reagan sacrificed political points for good public policy.

Jeb's right -- he did hit both sides yesterday, but understandably, most of the press centered around his criticism of the GOP.

That's because the Bushes are lions of the Republican party and any time a lion turns on its own, it's more notable than when it attacks a zebra.

Read yesterday's account of his original comments; then read his tweets from today, and you'll find that he isn't backing off his original point, but just hoping that the reporting on it changes a little.