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July 25, 2006

Jeb! Has a Dream....

...only it's a wee bit different than the one Martin Luther King, Jr. had.

Folks, we don't have to wait until November. It appears that Jeb Bush is officially done doing any real Governor-ing. Instead he's gallivanting around Europe on a "trade mission," apologizing for his brother's saying naughty words, gleefully purchasing $71.38 of school supplies, and waxing philosophical about the good ol' days when he asked an aide to "kick their asses out," when those pesky reporters were getting on his nerves.

Now, I'm not 100% sure what a "trade mission" is or what might have been traded or whether it came in powder, pill or tab form, but it must have been something pretty strong for him to start daydreaming about Palm Beach County lobbing missiles at Deerfield Beach.

"Let's assume that Broward or Dade was a country and Palm Beach
lobbed a missile into Deerfield Beach or Hillsboro Beach. Or if we were
a small country and Canada attacked us in that way or Mexico did. Or,
worse yet, terrorist groups operating with impunity inside of another
country even though the United Nations had passed resolutions to get
them to disarm and had done nothing about it."

Jeb's just jealous of the Mid East leaders that get to deal with all the cool stuff like blood and guts and violence and war in their countries. But maybe if he gets to be the President some day he'll lead the US to being a net importer of violence rather than a net exporter. At the very least, it gives us something to aspire to.