— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) April 21, 2015
Looks like yesterday’s Koch Bros public announcement that Scott Walker was their guy may have been a ploy to get Jeb Bush (well, Jeb’s handlers) to pay attention to their GOP insurgency…
…[A] top Koch aide revealed to POLITICO that Jeb Bush will be given a chance to audition for the brothers’ support, despite initial skepticism about him at the top of the Kochs’ growing political behemoth.
Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz debated at the Koch network’s winter seminar in January, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a separate appearance. Those were the candidates who appeared to have a chance at the Koch blessing, and attendees said Rubio seemed to win that round.
But those four — plus Jeb – will be invited to the Kochs’ summer conference, the aide said. Bush is getting a second look because so many Koch supporters think he looks like a winner. Other candidates, perhaps Rick Perry or Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, may also get invitations…
I’m thinking Game of Thrones is popular because its murderous thieving megalomaniacs have the benefit of better writers. And their dragons are more attractive, too.
Apart from acknowledging it’s gonna be a long eighteen months, what’s on the agendda for the evening?