This is certainly telling.

“The Republican hopefuls — as many as a dozen men who already are jockeying for advantage — don’t want to be perceived as insiders and heirs to the Bush political establishment. On the contrary, most of them are trying to advertise their independence, to distance themselves from Bush on key issues, to appear as rebels fed up with the wicked ways of Washington.”

“That’s not traditional Republican behavior. The GOP tends to encourage and reward presidential candidates with establishment pedigrees who have paid their dues… But the woes plaguing Bush… are playing havoc with the traditional GOP respect for hierarchy.”

(HT: Political Wire)

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