Quite a few journalists and pundits on social media found it âremarkableâ earlier this month that former president George H.W. Bush had broken with the Republican Party and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. A Bush voting for a Clinton? Amazing!
The breakingÂ âexclusiveâ claimed by both CNN and PoliticoÂ caused quite a stir, but we at Twitchy werenât quite so impressed. The âendorsementâ came via a Facebook post by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert Kennedy, appended to a photo of her posing with Bush at a fundraiser. âThe President told me heâs voting for Hillary!!â she wrote, employing even more exclamation points than Jeb Bushâs campaign logo.
Maybe he is voting for Hillary, maybe he isnât, but letâs just say a Facebook post didnât really convey the gravityÂ that a formal press release would have. It seems we might have some common ground with Jeb Bush, then, who didnât employ any exclamation points when commenting on the incident, but was clearly displeased with how it was handled.
â Jordan J Frasier (@jordanjfrasier) September 30, 2016
Bush suggests that his fatherâs age and health might have played a part in the endorsement, which initially comes across asÂ a little desperate; then again, the man certainly knows his father better than we do.
But spreading the word on Facebook like a pre-teen Hillary fangirl? That did seem inappropriate.
â Kara The Democrat (@KaraDemocrat) September 30, 2016
â Raquel Rodriguez (@Rarod73) September 30, 2016
â Jason Hillner (@jasonhillner) September 30, 2016
â ((( Pietro ))) (@Pietro5266) September 30, 2016
â (((blah blah))) (@servabofidem14) September 30, 2016
â David Cannella (@DaveCannella) September 30, 2016
â Christie (@chrismwc) September 30, 2016
â Bongmaster (@jerweber) September 30, 2016
Check out that last tweet âŚ JebÂ and hisÂ exclamation point reunited â something we never thought weâd see.