06/17/2010 04:34 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Jeb Bush: People Blame My Brother For Their Sniffles (VIDEO)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was in Chicago Thursday showing his support for Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady--and also poking fun at people who blame his brother for the economic meltdown.

Brady, who is leading Governor Pat Quinn in the polls, said he had no concerns "whatsoever" about "paling around" with President George W. Bush's brother, adding that he was proud to have Bush's support and guidance.

When a reporter mentioned to Jeb Bush that many people blame his brother for the economic meltdown, he replied:

"When people wake up who are partisans and have a sniffle they blame my brother. It's just the way it is."

WATCH the exchange here:

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