So much for Jeb! is the smart one

Remember when George said that thing? I know, I know he said so many things that were wrong, my son had a poster of them.  George W. was like the Norm Crosby* of politics but he’s best remembered for this gem:

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”


My dad always said the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.  My corollary to that is that the apples themselves usually bounce in roughly the same direction.

Jeb! “the smart one” laid a W.-style beauty on us yesterday, mangling the old frog in boiling water metaphor.

“It’s like the crabs in the, you know, whatever —the crabs in the boiling water,” Mr. Bush tried.

“Frogs,” an audience member shouted out, helpfully.

“The frogs,” Mr. Bush continued. “You think it’s warm, and it feels pretty good and then it feels like you’re in a whirlpool—you know, a Jacuzzi or something.”

He concluded with a morbid twist: “And then you’re dead. That’s how this works.”

In this metaphor the frog is his campaign. Boo-yah.  See what I did there?


* Crosby was a comic known for his malapropisms. A typical line was “President Johnson declared a war on puberty this week.”

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