Earlier this week, the New York Times reported, with studied skepticism, that “it is at least possible that Jeb Bush is funny.” In Lexington, South Carolina, tonight, the struggling scion gave Senator Katrina Shealy a “funny” nickname. Can you guess what it was?
Jeb Bush opens by telling SC Senator Katrina Shealy that her nickname henceforth is Hurricane Katrina— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) December 31, 2015
Ahh, well. The possibility remains, at least.
Update – 10:45 pm
Few comedians would appreciate their jokes being delivered in a vacuum. So, here’s some context:
On the Katrina nickname, here is the full quote from Bush after he was introduced by state Sen. Katrina Shealy pic.twitter.com/rU93uYnkZT— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) December 31, 2015
"I'm kinda glad he said it because I can just keep on with my bad self," she added, about the Hurricane Katrina nickname.— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) December 31, 2015