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Saturday, February 14, 2009
Read Fred Barnes' interview with Jeb Bush in today's WSJ. Bush adamantly denies wanting to run for anything, but that's OK. He may be much more valuable as a one-man GOP brain trust. He understands, for instance, that the party not only can but must win California back. Otherwise, it will sink into irrelevance as a regional party of the Deep South (OK, it will keep Alaska, Utah and Wyoming, too). And his views on education merit respect because of his energetic efforts at reform in Florida. If he thinks Sweden has a better idea for schools, I say let's look at what the Swedes are doing.