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CNBC Transcript: Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Today

WHEN: TODAY, FRIDAY, November 20, 2015

WHERE: CNBC'S "SQUAWK BOX"

Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Republican Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush today on CNBC's "Squawk Box" Following are links to the video of the interview on CNBC.com: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000457354; http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000457353; http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000457352 and http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000454113.

All references must be sourced to CNBC.

KERNEN: PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JEB BUSH URGED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO BE AGGRESSIVE IN IT'S APPROACH TO FIGHTING ISIS. GOVERNOR BUSH ASSISTING THAT BOOTS ON THE GROUND IN SYRIA ARE NECESSARY TO WIN THE WAR ON TERRORISM AND JOINING US THIS MORNING FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JEB BUSH. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE INTRO GOVERNOR, I WOULD HAVE SAID WHAT A WEEK IT HAS BEEN AND THERE ARE SOME THAT SAY IT'S AN OPENING FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WHEN IT'S NATIONAL SECURITY. SOMETHING LIKE THIS. PUNDITS SAY THIS IS A TIME WHEN THE REPUBLICANS ARE TYPICALLY STRONGER. IF YOU CAN MAKE THE RIGHT CASE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE HERE. YOU MADE A CASE AT CITADEL I DON'T KNOW IF EVERYONE SAW ALL OF THAT.

BUSH: I THINK THE CASE IS THAT WE NEED A SERIOUS LEADER. AND HAVE A SERIOUS PLAN. THREE MONTHS AGO I WAS AT THE REAGAN LIBRARY AND I LAYED OUT A PLAN TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO WHICH IS TO DESTROY ISIS AND DO IT THERE. TO DESTROY THE CALEFATE. THEY GET THEIR ENERGY BY CONSOLIDATING POWER IN A CALEFATE THE SIZE OF INDIANA AND THAT REQUIRES A NO FLY ZONE WHICH THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO. SAFE ZONES. THE REFUGEE PROBLEM ISN'T GOING TO GO AWAY UNTIL WE CREATE SAFE HAVEN IN THE COUNTRY. IT ALLOWS US TO BUILD AN ARMY SUPPORTED BY THE ARAB NEIGHBORS AS WELL AS EUROPE LED BY THE UNITED STATES AND WE SHOULD DO THIS. WE SHOULD DO IT IN IRAQ AND IN SYRIA AND THERE'S SPECIFIC THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT AND INSTEAD OF THAT HE BASICALLY ACCUSES ANYBODY THAT DISAGREES WITH HIM TO BE A WARMONGER WHEN, IN FACT, WE'RE AT WAR ALREADY. THEY'VE DECLARED WAR ON US. THIS IS THE CHALLENGE THAT I THINK AMERICA NEEDS TO REALIZE. THIS IS A WAR AGAINST WESTERN CIVILIZATION. AGAINST FREEDOM. OUR VULNERABILITY IS OUR FREEDOM. OUR ABILITY TO INTERACT AS WE SEE FIT AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DESPISE AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL ATTACK AND THIS MALI CASE IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF IT AND FRANKLY THE WHOLE IDEA THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE SYMPATHETIC TO RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST WHO ARE BEING OBLITERATED. PERSECUTED, BEHEADED, RAPED, THAT SOMEHOW THAT'S NOT A NOBLE IDEA, I JUST REJECT OUT OF HAND. THERE ARE NO CHRISTIAN TERRORISTS WANDERING AROUND THE WORLD TRYING TO TAKE OUT PEACE LOVING MUSLIMS. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE SHOULD BE DISRESPECTFUL OF MUSLIMS IN OUR COUNTRY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IN FACT I FIND IT APPORANT THAT DONALD TRUMP IS SUGGESTING THAT WE REGISTER PEOPLE. THAT HAUNTS BACK TO A TIME THAT NO ONE WANTS TO GO BACK TO BUT WE HAVE TO BE VIGILANT ABOUT THIS, PROTECTING THE HOMELAND AND FIGHTING THE FIGHT IN SYRIA AND IRAQ.

KERNEN: ALL OF THESE ISSUES HAVE NOW COME BACK TO THE FLOOR IN THAT YOU HAVE SOME OF YOUR COMPETITORS ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE THAT HAVE BEEN SORT OF ANTIPATRIOT ACT. PRO-SNOWDEN AND ISOLATIONIST, THAT IS A ROUGH WEEK FOR SOME OF THE CANDIDATES THAT HAVE STAKED THEIR CLAIM ON THOSE ISSUES.

BUSH: CHANGED THE POSITION. I THINK WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT CONSISTENCY, BEING AUTHENTIC, HAVING THOUGHT THROUGH YOUR IDEAS AND DEFENDING THEM IS APPROPRIATE BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE PRESIDENT YOU CAN'T BEND WITH THE WIND. YOU HAVE TO MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS AND IN THIS CASE THIS IS NOT ABOUT POPULARITY --

KERNEN: IS THERE ANYWAY TO DO THIS WITHOUT BEING SUBJECTED TO THE CRITICISM THAT -- BY TAKING SOME OF THESE ACTIONS YOU'RE THE NEXT GENERATION OF JIHADISTS ARE BEING BORN BY YOUR ACTIONS? THAT'S WHAT WE'LL HEAR FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA ALL THE TIME.

BUSH: SURE. I WOULD SAY THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE. THERE ARE 4 MILLION PEOPLE UPROOTED IN SYRIA AND THEY'RE IN REFUGEE CAMPS AND IF THIS CHAOS CONTINUES IN SYRIA THEN THAT RESULT IS THAT THOSE WILL BE BREEDING GROUNDS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LITERALLY IN CAMPS IN JORDAN AND TURKEY AND LEBANON AND 800,000 HEADING TO EUROPE. MANY OF WHOM COULD BE EMBEDDED THAT ALREADY ARE TERRORISTS GOING TO PLACE WHERE IS EUROPE HASN'T FIGURED OUT A WAY TO ASIMULATE PEOPLE INTO THE EUROPEAN CULTURE. SO WE HAVE A VISA WAIVER PROGRAM WHERE A GERMAN CITIZEN FIVE YEARS FROM NOW OR BELGIAN OR SOMETHING CAN COME HERE FAIRLY EASILY. WE'RE VULNERABLE TO THIS AND I THINK DEALING WITH THIS ISSUE ON A GLOBAL BASIS LED BY THE UNITED STATES IS THE WAY TO GO.

KERNEN: LEAD BY FRANCE AT THIS POINT. WHICH WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT. THEY'RE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING OUR COOPERATION. HOW DID THAT SWITCH?

BUSH: THE FRENCH ARE PRETTY TOUGH.

KERNEN: BUT HAVE WE HAD TROUBLE CONVINCING THEM LAST TIME AND NOW THEY'RE HAVING TROUBLE CONVINCING US.

BUSH: AND MEANWHILE -- THE NATO ALLIANCE THAT HAS KEPT THE WORLD RELATIVELY SAFE FOR A LONG, LONG WHILE SEEMS TO BE UNRAVELING AND THERE'S BROADER SECURITY ISSUES THAN THIS AND THIS IS A SIGNAL OF WHETHER WE HAVE THE WILL IN THE WEST TO DEFEND OUR VALUES AND DEFEND OUR WAY OF LIFE.

QUICK: HOW WOULD YOU SPECIFICALLY LAUNCH THIS ATTACK AGAINST ISIS. BECAUSE THAT'S BEEN THE THING I CAN'T GET MY HEAD AROUND WE'VE TALKED TO A LOT OF EXPERTS ABOUT IT.

BUSH: IT'S NOT EASY BECAUSE YOU HAVE DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES IN IRAQ THAN IN SYRIA. THE FIRST THING I WOULD IF I WAS COMMANDER AND CHIEF WOULD GO TO THE MILITARY AND SAY GIVE ME OPTIONS AND GIVE ME OPTIONS TO DESTROY ISIS AND NOT SAY GIVE ME OPTIONS BUT NO CIVILIAN CAUSALTIES GIVE ME OPTIONS BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE LAWYERS VERIFYING EVERYONE OF THE SORORITIES, GIVE ME OPTIONS BUT WE CAN'T HAVE BOOTS ON THE GROUND. THE PROBLEM NOW IS THERE'S SO MANY CONDITIONS PLACED THAT IT'S A PATHETIC EFFORT. IT'S INCREMENTAL AND JUST TO RUN OUT THE CLOCK AND MY GUESS IS TALKING TO MILITARY ADVISORS AS I HAVE THAT YOU COULD DO THIS WITH A RELATIVELY SMALL AMERICAN FOOTPRINT. EMPHASIS ON SPECIAL OPERATORS AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO BUILD UP A ROBUST LOCAL FORCE THAT WOULD BE SUPPORTED IN A UNIFIED WAY BY THE PERSIAN GULF STATES AND EGYPT AND JORDAN. BUT IT REQUIRES AMERICAN LEADERSHIP NO ONE TRUSTS US AND NO ONE IS GOING TO FOLLOW SUIT AND PUT ASIDE THE EUROPEANS, THE ARAB WORLD WHICH IS DIRECTLY THREATENED BY ISIS AND THE BRUTALITY OF ASSAD WE HAVE TO ACT. I DON'T THINK WE CAN DO THAT THIS WITH CONCERT WITH RUSSIA WHICH MAKES IT MORE COMPLICATED.

QUICK: THAT'S BEEN THE QUESTION DO YOU DECIDE THAT ASSAD CAN STAY AND PUT THIS PLAN IN PLACE.

BUSH: I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK ULTIMATELY THERE NEEDS TO BE A POLITICAL SOLUTION WHERE ASSAD LEAVES AND I MEAN, HE'S THE ONE THAT HAS KILLED 200 PLUS THOUSAND PEOPLE. THE PRESIDENT TALKS ABOUT HOW PEOPLE THAT WON'T ENGAGE LIKE THIS DON'T KNOW THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT DON'T HAVE A PLAN. WELL I DO HAVE A PLAN AND THE SIMPLE FACT IS HAD HE ENGAGED TO SUPPORT THE SYRIAN FREE ARMY WE WOULDN'T HAVE THE SITUATION THAT WE HAD TODAY. AND THIS CHAOS HAS ERUPTED BECAUSE WE'VE PULLED BACK THE RUSSIANS HAVE ENGAGED AND THE URANIANS WHO WE'VE SIGNED A HISTORIC AGREEMENT WITH NOW ARE LEGITIMIZED AND EMBOLDEN TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE EVEN MORE SUPPORT TO THE ASSAD REGIME. OUR FIGHT IS AGAINST RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM OF ANY FORM NOT JUST ISIS AND I THINK WE HAVE TO BE STEADFAST IN THIS.

QUICK: BUT TRYING TO FIND THOSE LOCALS ON THE GROUND WHO CAN DO THIS. PEOPLE POINT TO THE KURDS BUT THE KURDS AREN'T WILLING TO FIGHT OUTSIDE OF THEIR OWN TERRITORY TO GO IN ON THESE FRONTS.

BUSH: THIS HAS TO BE A SUNI LED FORCE AND THERE ARE THE REMNANTS OF THE SYRIAN FREE ARMY THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING. THE TRAINING PROGRAM THAT WE DID WHICH WILL GO DOWN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS ONE OF THEALL TIME GREAT FAILURES IS A SEPARATE ISSUE HERE BUT IF YOU PUT ALL THE CONDITIONS ON THAT AS WELL YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET THE DESIRED RESULT. IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THIS AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT EXERCISE, JUST KIND OF MANAGING IT RATHER THAN LEADING AN EFFORT TO DESTROY A GROUP THAT IS GOING TO CREATE PROBLEMS. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PEOPLE AT THAT HOTEL. THINK ABOUT IT, THEY'RE GOING DOOR TO DOOR, HOTEL ROOM TO HOTEL ROOM DETERMINING WHETHER YOU'RE A MUSLIM OR NOT, MAYBE TREATING A MUSLIM DIFFERENT JUST AS IT WAS IN KENYA AND IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN, YOU'RE DEAD. THIS IS THE WORLD WE'RE IN NOW AND I THINK WE NEED TO BE MUCH MORE STEADFAST ABOUT THIS.

KERNEN: SO MANY THINGS TO DISCUSS. NUMBER ONE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO EUROPE NOW WITH THEIR OPEN BOARDERS. BUT THE OTHER THING IS THAT WE'RE THE ENVY NOW OF EUROPE IN TERM OF SURVEILLANCE AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE TYPE OF SURVEILLANCE THAT WE HAVE. NOW THERE'S A DEBATE GOING ON ABOUT ENCRYPTION AND WE'RE ASKING GOOGLE AND APPLE WHETHER THERE'S A WAY WHERE AUTHORITIES CAN GET IN THERE AS A LAST RESORT AND THEY'RE SAYING ABSOLUTELY NOT BECAUSE ANYBODY COULD GET IN. IF THEY COULD GET IN ANYBODY COULD GET IN AND WE CAN'T PROTECT THE PEOPLE.

BUSH: THIS IS THE VESTIGES OF THE SNOWDEN ISSUE WHERE EUROPE PUSHED BACK REALLY HARD AGAINST US AND OUR LARGE TECH COMPANIES ARE NOW TRYING TO PROTECT MARKET SHARE AND ACCOMMODATE EUROPEAN INTEREST AND THE SIMPLE FACT IS THAT ISIS ENCRYPTS. SO THIS IS WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT. EXACTLY WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT WHEN THERE WAS A DEBATE ABOUT THE PATRIOT ACT REAUTHORIZATION THAT THE TERRORISTS COULD USE THE SAME TECHNOLOGY TO PROTECT THEIR COMMUNICATIONS AND MAKE OUR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE HOMELAND HARDER. I THINK WE NEED TO REEVALUATE THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE PATRIOT ACT. THE META DATA PROGRAM OUGHT TO CONSIDER TO BE KEPT AS IS. IT DIES IN TEN DAYS. RATHER THAN WEAKEN OUR POSITION -- THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO EXPLAIN HOW CIVIL LIBERTIES ARE PROTECTED AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THESE PROGRAMS KEEP US SAFE. HE HASN'T DONE THAT. HE HASN'T OBLITERATED THE PROGRAMS OF COURSE AND HE GETS SOME CREDIT FOR MAINTAINING SOME OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE PATRIOT ACT THAT WERE STARTED UNDER MY BROTHER. BUT HE DOESN'T DEFEND THEM EITHER SO THERE'S A LOT OF MISTRUST ABOUT WASHINGTON AND PEOPLE BELIEVE WHAT THEY – THEY HEAR THINGS AND THEY BELIEVE IT. WE NEED A PRESIDENT THAT'S RESOLUTE THAT EXPLAINS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP US SAFE AND ACTS ON IT. HE SHOULD GO TO THE NSA AND TALK TO THE PATRIOTS KEEPING US SAFE. THERE'S A LOT OF WORK DONE THAT DOESN'T GET A LOT OF CREDIT.

KERNEN: IN AN ELECTION YEAR, IT'S TOUGH BECAUSE THIS IS A TIME WHERE SOMETIMES THE ACTIONS THAT MAY BE MORE EXTREME, PEOPLE ARE TAKING RESONATE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND IN THE PAST MAYBE THERE IS INTERNMENT UNDER FDR OR MAYBE IT'S TOUGH FOR AN IMMIGRATION DEBATE. IT'S TOUGH TO HAVE IT RIGHT NOW.

BUSH: BUT LOOK YOU'RE TALK ABOUT INTERNMENT. YOU TALK ABOUT CLOSING MOSQUES. YOU TALK ABOUT REGISTERING PEOPLE. AND THAT'S JUST WRONG. I DON'T CARE ABOUT CAMPAIGNS.

KERNEN: BUT WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT TOUGH ENOUGH AND THAT DOESN'T RESONATE WITH ENOUGH PEOPLE TO GET ELECTED. TO GOVERN –

BUSH: IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF TOUGHNESS. IT'S MANIPULATING PEOPLE'S ANGST AND THEIR FEARS. THAT'S NOT STRENGTH. THAT'S WEAKNESS. AND LOOK, CAMPAIGNS ARE IMPORTANT FOR SURE. WE'RE ELECTING A PRESIDENT BUT THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT AS IT RELATES TO THE VALUES THAT WE HAVE AS A COUNTRY THAT MAKE US SPECIAL AND UNIQUE AND WE SHOULD NOT AND WE WILL NEVER ABANDON THEM IN THE PURSUIT OF THIS FIGHT. WE DON'T HAVE TO. WE CAN PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS HERE.

KERNEN: NOW YOU SOUND LIKE THE PRESIDENT IN CERTAIN CONTEXTS WHERE FOR HOW LONG DID HE -- CIVILIANS ARE BEING SLAUGHTERED DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND NOW HE COMPARES REPUBLICANS, WOMEN AND ORPHANS.

BUSH: WE HAVE TWO COMPETING SETS OF PESSIMISM IN THIS COUNTRY ON THE POLITICAL REALM. ON THE LEFT WE HAVE BARRACK OBAMA WHO'S CONSTANTLY SAYING THAT ANYBODY THAT DISAGREES WITH HIM IS BAD OR HAS BAD MOTIVES AND ON THE RIGHT WE HAVE AN EMERGING GROUP AS WELL THAT WOULD TELL US THAT WE SHOULD ABANDON AMERICAN VALUES. I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE RESOLUTE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. CALL IT WHAT IT IS. CREATE A STRATEGY. DEAL WITH IT. WE HAVE THE STRENGTH AND WE HAVE THE CAPABILITIES TO DO THIS BUT WE SHOULD DO THIS IN PROTECTION OF OUR VALUES AND NOT IN THE ABANDONMENT OF THEM THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE.

KERNEN: AND WE NEED SECURITY BEFORE -- WE NEED SAFETY BEFORE WE WORRY ABOUT AN ECONOMY – CAN I ASK YOU ABOUT TPP, WE HAVE DAN DEMICO IN FORMER NUCOR CEO REASONABLE GUY, I DON'T THINK HE IS A – I DON'T THINK OF HIM AS A FAR LEFT -- IT'S WEIRD, THE FAR LEFT AND THE FAR RIGHT ARE BOTH ANTI-TTP. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THEY COME TOGETHER. THAT'S THE ONE BIPARTISAN ISSUE THAT WE HAVE IS THAT THEY'RE BOTH AGAINST GLOBAL TRADE. HOW DO WE DO IT RIGHT? WHAT SHOULD I TELL HIM ABOUT

BUSH: I DON'T KNOW THE SPECIFICS OF THE STEEL INDUSTRY AND HOW IT'S IMPACTED. THERE'S A HUGE OVERCAPACITY IN ASIA.

KERNEN: ALL THE TRADE DEAL VERSUS BEEN BAD FOR THE U.S. WORKER. WE CAN'T JUST SAY WELL MANUFACTURING JOBS ARE GOING TO LEAVE, THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.

BUSH: I THINK WE SHOULD FOCUS ON THE MOST CONVOLUTED TAX CODE IN THE WORLD. THE MOST CONVOLUTED REGULARTORY A LEGAL SYSTEM THAT CREATES REAL UNCERTAIN TAND DOUBT FOR MANUFACTURERS. JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS CREATED IN THE MID 20th CENTURY. AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM THAT YIELDS A DISMAL RESULT AND BUDGET DEFICITS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE CAN CONTROL. WE'RE 49th IN THE WORLD IN THE EASE OF STARTING A BUSINESS. RUSSIA AND AFGHANISTAN IS AHEAD OF US FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. TRADE AGREEMENTS BY THEMSELVES AREN'T GOING TO SOLVE THOSE PROBLEMS. WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE NO MATTER WHAT THE TRADING REGIMENT IS UNLESS WE FIX THAT. AS IT RELATES TO THE TTP, THERE'S TWO THINGS THAT COMPELLED ME TO BE SUPPORTIVE WITHOUT KNOWING THE DETAILS OF IT. ONE, THERE'S MANY MORE TARIFFS AND NON TARIFF BARRIERS THAT ARE BEING TAKEN DOWN IN THE ASIAN COUNTRIES AND THE TTP COUNTRIES THAN HERE IN THE UNITED STATES AND NUMBER TWO IF WE ABANDON ASIA WHICH WOULD BE THE SIGNAL WE WOULD SEND IF WE DON'T SUPPORT THIS AGREEMENT THE TRADING SYSTEM WOULD BECOME A CHINESE DRIVEN AND INFLUENCE TRADING SYSTEM IN THE REGION AND THAT'S BAD FOR THE REGION AND IT'S CERTAINLY BAD FOR US AND BAD FOR OUR NATIONAL SECURITY.

QUICK: GOVERNOR, YESTERDAY, KEN GRIFFIN FROM CITADEL SAID ON OUR AIR THAT HE'S NARROWED IT DOWN TO TWO PEOPLE HE'S CONSIDERED THROWING HIS SUPPORT BEHIND SOON. YOU AND MARCO RUBIO.

BUSH: KEN, I'D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR HELP. WHERE ARE YOU?

QUICK: HOW ARE THINGS GOING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND HOW IS FUND-RAISING GOING?

BUSH: FUND-RAISING IS GOING FINE AND THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN THE PLACES THAT I'M FOCUSED IS GOING VERY WELL. I JUST SPENT TWO DAYS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THERE YOU GET TO COMPLETE A SENTENCE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND MAYBE USING AN ADJECTIVE AND ADVERB FROM TIME TO TIME. YOU CAN ASK PEOPLE QUESTIONS

KERNEN: UNLIKE IOWA? WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?

BUSH: NO IOWA TOO. PLEASE DON'T GET ME INTO THAT. NEVADA IS FANTASTIC AND SO IS SOUTH CAROLINA. SO, YEAH, KIND OF LIKE DIFFERENT THAN DEBATE WHERE IS THERE'S A TENSION TO GET IT ALL IN. SO I HAVE -- I'M MAKING GOOD PROGRESS ORGANIZATIONS PROBABLY THE BEST IN THOSE STATES AND I FEEL REALLY COMFORTABLE WHERE WE ARE.

KEN, I NEED YOUR HELP BROTHER WHEREEVER YOU ARE.

KERNEN: YOU'RE HEADED SOMEWHERE ELSE. I THINK WE'RE SUPPOSED TO GET OUT EARLIER BUT IF WE CAN GET YOU TO STAY WE'LL JUST KEEP TALKING. WE'D HAVE YOU HERE UNTIL 9:00. BIGGER FISH TO FRY.

BUSH: WHERE'S THE OTHER GUY.WHAT HAPPENED?

QUICK: HE'S ON VACATION.

KERNEN: OH, ANDREW

BUSH: SORKIN.

KERNEN: YEAH, HE'S NOT HERE.

BUSH: I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED HIM.

KERNEN: THAT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

QUICK: THANK YOU. WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON.

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