"The smart Bush," as he was once described, turns out to be the tone-deaf, clueless one. Speaketh the guy who wouldn't recognize a bootstrap of the sort up by which many people have pulled themselves if you stuck it up his nose:
"Our message is one of hope and aspiration," Mr. Bush said. "It isn't one of division and get in line and we'll take care of you with free stuff. Our message is one that is uplifting — that says you can achieve earned success."Which, naturally, leads to eliminating the estate tax
HARWOOD: How does eliminating the estate tax helps anybody's right to rise? That tax only applies to people who have made it big time—they've risen.
BUSH: Well, they're dead. If they've lived a good life, outside the money they've made, they're up in heaven looking down on us...Good answer, Jeb. So, yeah. The smart one, after all.