Read his lips: Gov. Jeb Bush really, really isn't interested in succeeding his brother in the White House or running for the U.S. Senate in 2006.
He's not kidding, so stop asking, at least until 2008.
Bush reiterated Tuesday that he's not going to run for the Senate when Florida has a seat up in 2006, has no designs on the 2008 presidential race and he's getting tired of the question.
So the natural follow-up question?
“Might you change your mind?'' asked a reporter.
“No!” the exasperated governor responded as he entered a state Cabinet meeting Tuesday morning. “Why am I not believable on this subject? This is driving me nuts.”
But before making that clear, he dodged a question on whether he might “eventually” run for president.
“Eventually, what's that?” Bush asked after a sigh.
His term ends in January 2007.