(Jim Morin via GoComics.com)
Never turn your back on a member of the Bush crime syndicate. John Ellis “I Got Ma’s Woodchuck Genes While That Lucky Sumbitch Dubya Got Pater’s Sewer Rat DNA” Bush is busily undermining his way beneath the garden fence of the media’s good graces, and loyal family retainer Michael “Wormtongue” Gerson is still working the streetcorner for him:
Jeb Bush’s recent field trip to Washington was not pleasant, but it was clarifying — a civics lesson in democracy’s darker side.
On June 1, Bush testified before the House Budget Committee on the topic of entitlement reform. First came an ambush by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — also head of the Democratic National Committee — who delivered a partisan tirade on an obscure spending item that Bush had supported as Florida’s governor. Then Bush ventured to criticize anti-tax pledges, which “outsource your principles and convictions” — comments that Grover Norquist, president of the advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform, immediately attacked as “ignorant” and “embarrassing.”
It was Washington in miniature: a momentous topic treated with the dignity and seriousness of cage boxing. Bush recalls the hearing as a “circus” and “laughable.” “It was not a discussion,” he told me, “but long questions that were really statements.” Bush, who has been reading Robert A. Caro’s biography of Lyndon Johnson, “The Passage of Power,” was struck by the historical contrast. “You might not always like where he came out, but Johnson used power to solve problems.” …
The existence of zombies is hereby disproved, because Zombie Lyndon Johnson did not rise screaming from his catafalque and kick both Gerson’s and Jeb’s flabby dishonest arses.
We are never going to be rid of this gang of thugs and criminals. For all Jeb pretends to Charlie Rose he ‘regrets’ that he won’t be Romney’s VP — second banana to a failed candidate is no place for a Bush, Poppy told him — Jonathan Chait is not the only observer who thinks Jeb is positioning himself for 2016: