Jeb Bush: Sarah Palin Not 'Intellectual' Enough
'I don't know what her deal is,' ex-governor says
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 25, 2010 8:06 AM CST
A 2006 file photo of Jeb Bush, then governor of Florida.   (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

(Newser) – Jeb Bush doesn’t think too highly of Sarah Palin. Asked how he felt about Alaska’s ex-governor in a recent Newsmax interview, Bush replied that Palin was a “natural” with a lot of “charisma.” But to be a good candidate for higher office, she’ll need to add a “depth of understanding of the complexity of life we're living in today."

“That’s up to her,” he added. “I mean, I don’t know what her deal is, but my belief is in 2010 and 2012, public leaders need to have intellectual curiosity.” You can see the video of the interview here.

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followupnewsnetwork
Feb 26, 2010 6:14 PM CST
Everything the Bush family touches is left in ruin, this is our history and our burden to endure. The people of the once great state of Florida enjoyed the finest lifestyle in our counrty. Look at it now.... the highest crime and murder rates.... the largest collection of sex offenders (poorest court system). And let's not forget his traitor brother who allowed the distruction of our country. And if you can name one thing the senoir bush ever did, you can e-me anytime
ohio1989
Feb 26, 2010 2:18 PM CST
What an oxey moron, A Bush family member talking about intellectual people. Duh. Listen to your brother Jeb.
scottkey
Feb 26, 2010 8:18 AM CST
FINALLY! A Republican who is not afraid to speak the truth about former Gov. Sarah Palin. Kudos to you, Gov. Bush!