Surly about surnames

An observation from Mike out there in Fishersville:

Jeb Bush has a problem — his last name. The same as too many recent former Presidents.

I’d argue that Jeb has several problems besides his ongoing Bushitude, but I’m thinking he’d be only marginally more acceptable were he named, for instance, John Ellis Barabajagal.

Still, I’m finding it hard to disagree with Fausta here:

By now, I’m all for excluding any blood relative of a former president from holding the office of POTUS for at least three decades and one generation, whichever is the longest.

If that means no John Quincy Adams, FDR, or GWBush, so be it.

Well, we can’t disqualify them retroactively, but I am quite weary of political dynasties.


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  2. Brett »

    8 August 2015 · 11:35 am

    Expand that to blood and/or marriage and I’m in.

  3. ETat »

    8 August 2015 · 2:13 pm

    Where can I sign this petition?

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