Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jeb Bush Resigns as George W. Bush's Brother

In a politically prudent move, Jeb Bush resigns as George W. Bush's brother. (photo: Jason Reed/Reuters)
In a politically prudent move, Jeb Bush resigns as George W. Bush's brother. (photo: Jason Reed/Reuters)
By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
2 January 15
 
The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."
n the strongest sign to date that he intends to seek the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has officially resigned his position as George W. Bush’s brother.
“No longer being related to his brother is a key step to clearing Jeb’s path to the nomination,” an aide said on New Year’s Day. “We expect his poll numbers to soar on this.”
According to the aide, the former Florida governor resigned his post as brother in a ten-minute phone call with George W. Bush, after which he blocked the former President’s phone number and e-mail address.
In an official statement, George W. Bush said that he “understands and supports” his former brother’s decision.
“If I were him, I would no longer be related to me either,” he said.
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