Must Be Nice to Be a Bush

Well, isn’t this a nice problem to have?

“An unusual request has gone out to wealthy donors writing large checks to support former Florida governor Jeb Bush: Please don’t give more than $1 million right away,” the Washington Post reports.

“”The move reflects concerns among Bush advisers that accepting massive sums from a handful of uber-rich supporters could fuel a perception that the former governor is in their debt. The effort is also driven by a desire to build as broad a pool of donors as possible among wealthier contributors.”

Can you imagine any of the other Republican contenders making a similar request?

Try to picture Rick Santorum turning down a $1.1 million contribution. “Thanks, buddy, but please keep that last hundred thou. I don’t want it to look like I owe you.”

I doubt Jeb is going to fool anyone with this. He’s a Bush. That’s how he’ll be judged.

[Cross-posted at Progress Pond]

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