Sure, Bush & Company knew how to win, but look at the costs to the GOP as a whole. That’s why I seriously question if the following is really a smart strategy.

From Politico:

Republicans looking to recover from Bush-era defeats are turning to an unlikely source for advice: top aides to former President George W. Bush.

Former White House press secretary Dana Perino, former Bush counselor Ed Gillespie and former White House deputy press secretary Tony Fratto are among those set to provide words of wisdom to House Republican press secretaries at their annual workshop this Friday.

GOP House Conference Communications Director Matt Lloyd said Perino, Gillespie and Fratto represented “the gold standard for Republican communications professionals” and were obvious choices to advise the party’s messengers.

What this points to is the GOP will once again be launching a Contract With America style war of words with the Dems, where they’ll be slavishly on-message day in and day out. The only problem…no new ideas to back up their criticisms. At least not yet.

More as it develops.

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