This bit of news is going to make a lot of Republicans very happy…
"President Bush was grateful for the invitation to the Republican National Convention," Bush spokesman Freddy Ford wrote in an e-mail. "He supports Governor Romney and wants him to succeed. President Bush is confident that Mitt Romney will be a great President. But he’s still enjoying his time off the political stage and respectfully declined the invitation to go to Tampa."…
Bush's preemptive move spares Romney of having to face the delicate question of whether to have the polarizing former president address the convention. It is customary for former presidents to attend the party gatherings, and often speak, but President Obama’s campaign surely would have used the opportunity to link Romney to the Bush administration.
And besides, Bush always without fail brings this seven bean nacho dip which is, well, let's just say a little too heavy on the beans. And is that cream cheese in there or sour cream, whatever it is it always tastes… off. And he just goes around from person to person on the convention floor and he harangues them over and over, "Did you like the bean dip?" "The bean dip was pretty good right?" "You really gotta taste the bean dip."
How many times can Mitt Romney pretend to drop a bowl of bean dip? It's gonna become obvious at some point. Best to just spare everybody the ordeal.
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Tags: George W. Bush, Republican National Convention