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Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
Topic - Bradley A. Blakeman
The Republican convention may occasionally dip into the weeds this week, but it will do its best to stay away from the Bushes — as in former President George W. Bush, who still casts a long shadow over the party he led for a rocky eight-year tenure.
As for the contrast between Democrats' and Republicans' treatment of their former presidents, Mr. Blakeman said having Mr. Carter speak at the Democratic convention was "a gift" to Republicans.
"President 43 and President 41 understand there's a time for ex-presidents to speak and a time for them to stand down," said Bradley A. Blakeman, a senior staffer in Mr. Bush's first term. "I think George W. Bush is showing his class and his leadership by allowing [GOP nominee] Mitt Romney to take it to Obama and for Romney to lead the party."