“As his campaign has struggled to rejuvenate a languishing bid, some close to him have suggested the existence of a (very) secret weapon: It is at least possible that Jeb Bush is funny,” Matt Flegenheimer writes.
“He is a candidate so dry that flights of wit can become indistinguishable from a sober default setting,” Flegenheimer adds. ” ‘Irony doesn’t work,’ he said last month aboard his bus in New Hampshire, ‘in the world of digitized campaigning.’ “
In a Monday email, Snyder writes, “I cast my vote with those who say he has one.”
She recalls attending a 1996 Nelson Poynter Award Dinner, given by the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. Bush was also in attendance.
“That was the year the ACLU went to bat for a kid at (Fort Lauderdale’s) Dillard High who was not allowed to exhibit her 8-foot-tall statue of a naked man – with a (male body part) befitting an 8-foot-tall man,” Snyder writes.
“I nearly fainted when I saw the programs at the table: The statue was on the cover,” she says. “Jeb was unfazed; he did not miss a beat.”
” ‘… So that’s what liberals look like,’ he said.”