In 1988, Jeb!'s daddy—not to be confused with his sugar daddies—famously declared "Read my lips: no new taxes."
That promise helped the elder Bush win the election, but it also played a role in his defeat four years later.
Fast forward to 2015.
Jeb!'s nemesis, Donald Trump, is letting his hat do the talking, and its message—"Make America Great Again" (by forcibly ejecting todos los mexicanos)—is resonating with the GOP base in a big (yuge!) way.
It's not just hat aficionados like David Duke who are feeling Trump's (sick) burns—he's even converting some of his toughest critics into believers.
Also, too ...
He has Peggy Noonan's Dominican friend on his side—a sure sign of ... well, something.
Meet the Press: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R); Roundtable: Matt Bai (Yahoo News), Helene Cooper (New York Times), Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC) and Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt.
Face the Nation: Louisiana Gov. Bobb Jindal (R); New Orleans, LA Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D); Historian Douglas Brinkley; Photojournalist Mario Tama; Mark Zandi (Moody's Analytics); Roundtable: Jeffrey Goldberg (The Atlantic), Ed O'Keefe (Washington Post), Mark Leibovich (New York Times Magazine) and Pollster Ann Selzer.
This Week: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Roundtable: Julie Pace (Associated Press), LZ Granderson (ESPN), Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Cokie Roberts (ABC News).
Fox News Sunday: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R); Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Christi Parsons (Los Angeles Times), Michael Needham (Heritage Action for America) and Sheryl Gay Stolberg (New York Times).
State of the Union: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
60 Minutes will feature: a report on Jack Barsky, who held a job at some of the top corporations in America and lived a seemingly normal life as a father and husband—all while spying for the Soviet Union in the last days of the Cold War (preview); and, a profile of Chinese tennis champion Li Na, who stood up to her country's stringent sports system (preview).
Late Show host-in-waiting Stephen Colbert is featured on the cover of TIME magazine looking very serious.
In other news...
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie displayed some outside-the-box thinking about immigration.
"I'm going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three months," the Republican presidential candidate said at a town hall event in New Hampshire. "Just come for three months to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and show these people." [...]
He suggested the FedEx model would prevent immigrants from overstaying their visas.
"We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in
and then when your time is up—whether it's 3 months or 6 months or 9 months, 12 months, however long your visa is—then we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, 'Excuse me, it's time to go,'" Christie said.
Dr. Ben Carson shared some inside knowledge about the "war on women."
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Thursday that Democrats were wrong to allege Republicans were waging a "war on women," and that the real war was on "what's inside of women."
At a campaign event on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock, the candidate took a shot at leaders who "are always trying to stir up trouble" by driving "wedges" between people.
"They tell you that there's a war on women," he said. "There is no war on women. There may be a war on what’s inside of women, but there is no war on women in this country."
And, last as well as least...
Sarah Palin spoke out in defense of her fellow Islamophobe, Curt Schilling.
"The difference between Hitler's army and the genocidal maniacs of ISIS is that the jihadists don’t have as much power… yet."
"By denying the accuracy of Schilling's tweet, ESPN shows its weakness as it buys into the propaganda of ISIS and other terror organizations, helping mislead the public about the very real threat of terrorism. It shows once again that ESPN would rather concentrate on liberal global politics instead of report well on our beloved sports."
"From those of us who used to LOVE the network (to the point of addiction, some would confess!), I say to ESPN - you are awful in this. Stick to sports."
Feed your head.