‘WE’VE HAD ENOUGH BUSHES IN THERE’…. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is obviously moving closer to formally launching a Senate campaign in his adopted home state, and he’s apparently getting some enthusiastic encouragement from two high-profile family members.

George W. Bush has said he thinks his little brother would be an “awesome” senator, and as Ryan Powers noticed this morning, John Ellis Bush’s father doesn’t necessarily want his son to stop at the Senate.

George H. W. Bush, after conceding that he’d like to see Jeb run for the Senate, added, “I’d like to see him run, I’d like to see him be president someday.” After Fox News’ Chris Wallace expressed some surprise, the former president added, “I mean, right now it’s probably a bad time. We’ve had enough Bushes in there.”

Go with that instinct, Mr. President.

I can appreciate that the dynamic must be frustrating. It would be frustrating enough to have a failed president in the family, but two? For that matter, Jeb probably realizes that he’s the more competent one of his generation, and his older brother has ruined any chance he might have had at national office.

But putting all of that aside, the prospect of another Bush in the White House is painfully unpleasant. I mean, really, hasn’t this family done enough damage? Can’t they just leave us alone?

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.