Associated Press, Published March 10 2013
Jeb Bush jokes reporters are ‘crack addicts’ for asking about 2016 White House bidWASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday likened political reporters to “crack addicts” and “heroin addicts” during a tour of morning talk shows that drew repeated questions about the still-distant 2016 presidential election.
Bush, capping a media-heavy week that sparked chatter about a presidential campaign for a third member of his family, tried to keep the conversation focused on his book “Immigration Wars.” But as Bush wrapped up a conversation with NBC's David Gregory," he likened journalists and their questions about the 2016 campaign to drug addicts.
“Who's the hottest Florida politician right now? Is it you or Marco Rubio?” Gregory asked, referring to Rubio, a senator who is also a potential GOP contender. “Who are we more likely to see in the White House?”
“Man, you guys are crack addicts. You really are obsessed with all this politics,” Bush replied.
The “Meet the Press” host interrupted, saying he'd been called a lot of things, but never a crack addict.