Well, this is embarrassing:
Curious, will your son George P. be joining the fight embedded in Iraq, Jeb? Oh wait, that’s right, he’s also planning to run for President.— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) January 29, 2016
Besides being a generally repulsive line of attack, there’s also . . . this: George P. Bush served an eight-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2010, as a Naval Reserves intelligence officer.
And it’s not exactly a closely guarded secret. It’s on Bush’s campaign website. It’s on his Wikipedia page. In 2009, the Daily Beast wrote a piece entitled “A Bush Goes to War,” subtitle: “Jeb’s son George P. talks exclusively with The Daily Beast about his new deployment overseas.” And Bush even penned an article about his deployment in USA Today. Opening sentence: “Earlier this year, I returned to Texas from Afghanistan, where I was deployed as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.”
An apology seems in order, yes?
George P.’s service falls into realm of textbook special treatment for children of political dynasties…read more: https://t.co/924QbxybSg— Andrea Tantaros (@AndreaTantaros) January 29, 2016
And an “explanation” of that tweet, via Tantaros’s Facebook page:
Translation: “Yeah, okay, George P. Bush served in Afghanistan. But it doesn’t count.”