It came to me in a dream-no wait, it came to me in an email from a reader last night. Yesterday, Jeb Bush said, "I am not running for president." Yes, I was crushed. But no longer! Why, you ask? Well, right now, I am not pickling beets. But that doesn't mean that I won't be pickling beets later tonight, or tomorrow, or next week! Verbs! They are so useful. We hereby announce JEB BUSH PRESIDENTIAL RACE WATCH NOT AT ALL OVER, due to the deceitful power of language and its uses!
Mmm, look at that, Jeb Bush out hosting private fundraisers. For none other than former teabagger darling and current sort-of teabagger sell-out Rand Paul! I'm not sure who beats whom in the rock-paper-scissors of Big Republican Dynasty v. Teabag Radical Upstart, when a Rand Paul and a Jeb Bush meet. Or do they both lose? I mean, this is weird, as they actually don't have that much in common! Bush is also speaking today at the National Conference of State Legislatures.
"Former Florida GOP Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he is 'not running' for president in 2012." -I don't really believe it but okay. *Running to my room, slamming the door, weeping for a while.*
â€¢ It is a pretty wonderful mess that Man Without Portfolio Jeb Bush appeared in support of Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul last night-because it was the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Which Jeb's father, as president, signed. Which Rand Paul has spoken against, on the grounds that it is "federal intervention" in Americans' lives-and has also distorted its requirements, so as to inflame "anti-government" Tea Party sentiment. â€¢ A letter to the editor of the Boston Globe: "Do we really want to go down the road of the dynastic politics of India, Pakistan, and other Second and Third World nations? [...]