Jeb Bush: I'd Have Been 'Spanked' If I Acted Like Obama (VIDEO)
Jeb Bush said Thursday that he would defend his brother, former President George W. Bush, and his legacy during his convention speech on the final day of the Republican convention. Bush said President Obama's tendency to blame Bush for the recession is worthy of a "spanking."
"I'm going to start off with just a recognition: My brother is a person of courage and integrity and honor and we need people like that in public life," Bush said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning. "I love him dearly. I'm biased about this."
Bush said his brother is unfairly maligned by President Obama: "I just feel compelled to do this because almost every day I hear the current incumbent push down the past to make himself look better. When I was growing up, we were spanked when that happened."
"Oh, my gosh," host Gretchen Carlson said. "That's an interesting way to leave it."
Bush was making the rounds on the morning shows Thursday, advising Romney to "connect emotionally" in his speech and defending the fibs in Paul Ryan's speech.