If a bunch of dead trees (specifically those used to print his book) fall on Jeb Bush, they definitely make a sound.
Poor Jebbie, planning a run in 2016 because, you know, two Bush presidents just weren’t enough, sent his book off to be published before the 2012 election, and executed a conspicuous flip-flop to put himself where the GOP was on a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Having long supported such a path, he suddenly opposed it, trying to position himself for the presidential primaries.
But then Obama won, the GOP was annihilated among Hispanic voters, and there was a mad rush to do comprehensive immigration reform, including — sadly for Jeb — that pesky path to citizenship.
When Jeb’s book finally came out last week, he found himself in sort of a Rip Van Winkle situation, and under major assault from folks like John McCain and Lindsey “Butters” Graham.
Jeb went on the talk shows this morning and raced away from his own book and flip-flop, doing a flip-flop-flip that landed him right back where he started, on that path to citizenship that he hopes will be a path to the WH. After all, it’s not as if any genuine beliefs or principles were involved here, the man just wants to be president. Path, shmath.
Step aside Mitt, we have a new champion. The Golden Flip Flops go to Jeb.