Last night, I had a terrible dream — a nightmare, really. I dreamed that George W. Bush's brother John Ellis Bush (or 'Jeb' as his buddies call him) was running for president. Furthermore, I dreamed that Jeb — when seeking advice on foreign policy and things of that nature — turned to his brother George in an act of history eating itself without the slightest hint of self-awareness.
Of course, that wasn't a dream. Jeb is very much 'running' (walking?) for president, and the former Florida governor is perplexingly flaunting his brother George's foreign policy input.
From the Washington Post:
When asked this week at an exclusive Manhattan gathering about who advises him on U.S.-Israel policy, Jeb Bush surprised many of the 50-plus attendees by naming his brother, former president George W. Bush, as his most influential counselor.“If you want to know who I listen to for advice, it’s him,” Bush said Tuesday, speaking to a crowd of high-powered financiers at the Metropolitan Club, according to four people present.
No wonder Jon Stewart expressed sheer exhaustion when faced with the possibility of covering the upcoming 2016 election. Speaking to the Guardian regarding his decision to exit The Daily Show later this year, Stewart made note of the same history-eats-itself pattern found in my surprisingly topical nightmares. "I'd covered an election four times," Stewart said, "and it didn't appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one."