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Jeb “Porky” Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton

by Mojambo ( 12 Comments › )
Filed under Elections 2016, Headlines, Hillary Clinton at June 28th, 2013 - 12:50 pm

God I hate that family in Texas which cannot be named.

by Emily Goodin

Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia.

It could be an awkward encounter for the two, both of whom are mentioned as 2016 presidential nominees for their respective parties.

Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women.

The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the Obama administration. Instead, she has focused on charity work through The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Clinton would beat Bush by 7 points, 50 percent to 43, in Bush’s home state of Florida, according a Quinnipiac poll released earlier this month.

Bush has not ruled out a presidential bid and would be seen as a top-tier candidate if he runs.

He praised Clinton on Thursday for her service.

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said in a statement announcing the award. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.”

The ceremony takes place Sept. 10 in Philadelphia. It will be the first of two honors for Clinton this fall.

On Sept. 30, the Children’s Defense Fund will honor the former senator and former first lady for her children’s advocacy work. The ceremony will take place at the Kennedy Center.

Clinton is an alumni of the group.

“We are pleased to recognize Hillary Rodham Clinton who has been a tireless voice for children and was with the Children’s Defense Fund at the beginning as a young staff attorney, then board member and board chair,” said President Marian Wright Edelman in a statement.



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12 Responses to “Jeb “Porky” Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton”
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  1. 1 | June 28, 2013 12:54 pm

    Porky Pig is a scumbag.

  2. 2 | June 28, 2013 12:55 pm

    I would laugh if Hillary and Jeb run on a unity ticket.

    The cackle and Porky Pig 2016!

  3. Speranza
    3 | June 28, 2013 1:02 pm

    @ Rodan:
    The Bush’s bend over for Democrats – they are only tough in primaries against other Republicans such as Bob Dole (1988), John McCain (2000) and Rick Perry (2012).

  4. 4 | June 28, 2013 1:12 pm

    @ Speranza:


  5. 5 | June 28, 2013 1:29 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Neither Bob Dole nor John McCain were worth shit in and of their own right. Neither one did squat when they did get their chance to run. There’s no reason to believe either one of them would have won (or tried to win) if they’d gotten their shot earlier.

  6. Speranza
    6 | June 28, 2013 2:08 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Neither Bob Dole nor John McCain were worth shit in and of their own right. Neither one did squat when they did get their chance to run. There’s no reason to believe either one of them would have won (or tried to win) if they’d gotten their shot earlier.

    You are wrong. Dole would have made a better war president in 1991 and McCain a better one in 2003. By the time they got their nomination they were past their prime and past their time. I’m not so sure the Bush’s were interested in victory. GHWB was a liar with his “no new taxes” pledge and W. was a complete wuss when it came to the other side.

  7. 7 | June 28, 2013 2:18 pm

    @ Speranza:

    You let your hatred of all things Bush color your views there. Dole would have never been a good President, and he was never really interested in it. He wanted to run because it was his turn, damnit, and he demanded his turn. Clinton was beatable, and he didn’t even really run. The same can be said of McCain in 2008, but he wouldn’t have made a good war time President, either. At best he’d have done the same things Bush did for the same reasons. Look at what he’s doing now! He wants us in Syria so badly he can taste it. Do you think he wants to win in Syria? There is no winning for America in Syria. There never will be.

  8. 8 | June 28, 2013 2:39 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Dole 88 was different than Dole 96. Any Republican was going to win in 88. Reagan’s approval was in the 60’s and Unemployment was 5%. Dole was more Fiscally Conservative than Poppy Bush. Had he won in 88, we would not have had Clinton, because Dole was a Fiscon, not a Progressive like Poppy.

  9. 9 | June 28, 2013 2:41 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Dole 88 was to the Right of Poppy. Heck Gore 88 was to the Right of Poppy.

  10. Speranza
    10 | June 28, 2013 3:01 pm

    The Dole of ’96 and the McCain of ’08 were different then the younger versions. McCain was embittered by 2008 and Dole of 1996 was old and tired.

  11. huckfunn
    11 | June 28, 2013 7:46 pm

    Here’s Rush’s take on the Shrill-Porky thing:

    “Both Clinton and Bush are potential contenders in the 2016 presidential elections, for opposing parties. But in a statement, the GOP’s Bush only accentuated the positive. ‘Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to'” defending her president from bimbo eruptions after… Oops! Wrong one. “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to” covering up what really happened in Benghazi where four Americans are dead in a night of anguish brought about by the total incompetence of the State Department…

    No, no. I’m still reading the wrong thing. Here it is: “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to” attempting to take over one-sixth of the US economy and nationalize health care, resulting in rising prices and less coverage and… Ahem. Still the wrong one. “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to” making sure that her husband was never damaged by any of the many affairs and disrespectful behaviors he engaged in to her… Sorry. I’m having trouble getting to the… (sigh)

    The complete monologue can be found here.

  12. 12 | June 29, 2013 12:18 pm

    @ Rodan:


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