Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Jeb apologizes to France for work week quip

Americans are tired of its leaders apologizing to other nations.

Someone needs to tell one of the Republican candidates for president.

From Time:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lightheartedly apologized to the people of France on Tuesday for making fun of their work week during last week’s Republican debate.

Speaking to reporters aboard his campaign bus on the first leg of a three-day swing through New Hampshire, Bush once again criticized congressional lawmakers for working a three-day week, saying lawmakers have over-promised and under-delivered to the American people in successive elections. But the GOP presidential hopeful acknowledged he was wrong to criticize the French when he was trying to highlight rival Marco Rubio's poor voting record in the Senate.

"I made the mistake of saying that the Congress operates on a French work week," he deadpanned. “I really did a disservice to the French," Bush added with a chuckle Tuesday.

"My inbox was full of French journalists" piped in campaign spokesman Tim Miller.

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