Jeb Bush, who is apparently still a presidential candidate, has apologized for using “French work week” to characterize the work schedule Marco Rubio and his Senate colleagues maintain.
“I made the mistake of saying that the Congress operates on a French work week,” Bush was reported as saying. He also said it was a “disservice to the French” to use them as a political barb. One wonders if the implication is that it’s insulting to the French, full stop, or that it’s an insult to the French to equate them with Marco Rubio.
“So, my God, I totally insulted an entire country—our first ally—that helped us become free as a nation!” Yes, and as we pointed out this weekend, friends like former US Ambassador to France Craig Stapleton have been very kind to his campaign. This is the first time Bush has addressed the jab since the debate—his campaign declined several requests from French Morning for comments.
There’s good news for France, though: according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, they’re unlikely to ever have to deal with Bush in an official capacity. The bad news: the same poll puts Ben Carson, who proves that brain surgery ain’t rocket science, at the top of the Republican field with a 6% lead on former frontrunner Donald Trump.