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On Jeb Bush’s Call for ‘Restraint’

by John O'Sullivan

It wasn’t surprising to me that Jeb Bush (Ted Cruz clearly within his sights) called for the GOP to show “restraint.” When would he not do so? But it triggered a faint memory, more about the Bushies and their allies than about the GOP as a whole — ah, yes, Roy Campbell’s lines on “some South African novelists.”

You praise the firm restraint with which they write—
I’m with you there, of course.
They use the snaffle and the curb all right,
But where’s the bloody horse?

Keep the quote handy. As long as the Bush family is with us, it will always be topical.

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