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.”
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.”