Bush-Clinton forever?

Among the weirder aspects of American politics recently has been the presence in the White House of either a Clinton or a Bush for the last 27 years. Think that’s bad? Here’s a nightmare scenario for you: how about 60 years?

1980-88 Bush Snr VP
1988-1992 Bush Snr P
1992-2000 Bill Clinton P
2000-2008 Bush Jnr P
2008-2016? Hillary Clinton P
2016-2024? Jeb Bush P
2024-2032? Clinton Jnr VP
2032-2040? Clinton Jnr P

The scenario runs like this: Hillary squeezes out Obama in the Democratic convention and sweeps the Presidential elections in November. She gets re-elected in 2012. In a dramatic backlash against her reign, the Republicans re-energise under Jeb Bush for an eight-year run to 2024. We’re clocking up 44 years of a Bush-Clinton White House residency by now. Then, in a dramatic change of fortune, Barack Obama comes back to prominence in 2024 alongside Chelsea Clinton as his running mate: the dream Democratic ticket. After 8 years as Vice-president, Chelsea takes sole power in 2032.

Come on America. Wake up before the nightmare continues…



  1. January 15, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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  2. January 15, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Jeb Bush, last time I heard, has no interest in running for president. This is a good thing!

  3. coffee said,

    January 10, 2009 at 3:59 am

    i’d vote for Jeb Bush if it wasn’t for an intense, sick feeling i get in my stomach thinking about it

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