The powerful people who fund presidents like their presidents to be dumb. Jeb Bush is all too happy to oblige.
Don’t misunderstand me, Bush is a likable guy and exponentially smarter than Obama, but Obama should be no presidential measuring stick.
The reason Bush shouldn’t be president is, aside from being a toe-the-line Republican-in-name-only, Bush is all about deception, calculation, optics.
Bush saw that “transparency” is what American were looking for in a leader, and he decided to get ahead of the email story. More on this in a bit…
So in his rush to publish to showcase transparency, Bush released eight years of e-mails from his tenure as Florida governor. Unlike Hillary, Bush didn’t look through his emails, and unwittingly released constituents’ sensitive information – including names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and even Social Security numbers. Some of the emails contain personal stories from people who requesting help.
More troubling, the Washington Post reported Saturday,
“Bush used his private e-mail account as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues such as troop deployments to the Middle East and the protection of nuclear plants, according to a review of publicly released records.”
Citing cybersecurity experts, the Post noted that
“…private accounts in general are more susceptible to attacks than government e-mail addresses, particularly attacks in which a hacker establishes a look-alike account that allows them to impersonate as the account holder.”
I don’t like that Bush is so calculating. It’s as if he is getting fed information, like somebody is pulling his strings…