Monday, March 11, 2013

Jeb’s Complete Spin Cycle

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has come back to his original immigration stand after a week out there in the fringes.

Jeb Bush completed a whirlwind one-week journey on immigration on Sunday, praising a Senate proposal to grant eventual citizenship for undocumented immigrants after attacking the idea in a newly released book he co-authored that was itself a reversal of his past position.

Bush’s experimental turn as a border hawk was so quick you could blink and miss it.

He did all five Sunday talk shows (there are five now?) yesterday where he basically re-embraced a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  This was exactly a week after he’d flipped from his earlier position of no path… then sorta a path after his book came out (and contradicted his own writings)… and then back on the path yesterday.

So why the sudden reversal?  Or why the original change in the first place?  Who knows, but it accomplished the goal of getting his name out there.  And to prove that he’s a player, he’s got the chutzpah to chastise the press for pestering him about running in 2016, comparing them to crack addicts.  As if the question would never come up.

Another bon mot that he laid on the press: “I think history will be kind to George W. Bush.”  Okay, who wants to hit that one out of the park?

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