Please Don't Bother To Clap
Just in case you were under the impression that Jeb Bush had grown a spine since the primaries, fear not!
Bush has resurfaced after being humiliated by Donald Trump in the primaries to applaud Trump's choice of a climate change denier to head up his EPA, and not only does he applaud the choice, he says he can't imagine a better one!
In case you're not familiar with Scott Pruitt, he's the Attorney General of Oklahoma, the state that has become ground zero for manmade earthquakes thanks to the fracking industry there, an industry that's desperately hoping to make its way into Florida, which is ground zero for sinkholes. But aside from his fame in Oklahoma and his denial of climate change being a threat, he's also sued the agency he will now run to try and block environmental regulations. This is the thing Jeb Bush is apparently giddy over.
Jeb was always a sellout for big oil, that's a no brainer. But to now cheer on someone who may well sign his home state's death warrant to run the EPA is to add yet another layer of hypocrisy to Jeb's resume.
Of course, Jeb can well afford to move when his own backyard is under water, as can fellow Florida part-time resident Trump, and the millionaires and billionaires who own much of the state's beachfront real estate. But many of the everyday residents of Florida can't.
Still, it's nice of Jeb to insert himself into the line of people now sucking up to Trump (not to mention Putin) and to remind us all he's still just as spineless as he ever was.