Actually, Barbara Bush Wouldn’t Mind Being the Mother of Two Presidents

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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush smiles during the George W. Bush Presidential Center dedication ceremony in Dallas, Texas, on April 25, 2013.
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Back in 2013, Barbara Bush claimed that she didn’t think Jeb should run for president.”I think it’s a great country, there are a lot of great families, and, it’s not just four families or whatever,” said the former First Lady. “There are other people that are very qualified, and we’ve had enough Bushes.” But now that her second-eldest son has gone ahead and ignored her (supposed) wishes, Barb is getting with the program. On Friday night, she Skyped into a charity event hosted by Jeb to say, “Jeb, it’s Mom. Listen, what do you mean, ‘too many Bushes?’ … I changed my mind!” After all, who doesn’t want to be the matriarch of a political dynasty?