Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Bushes still do not know how "the internets" work

This is over a decade ago now so maybe some people need the reference

Anyway, today on The Internets, this story made the rounds.
Bush's campaign never bothered to register JebBush.com and has been using Jeb2016.com instead. For the first several months of the campaign, that didn't hurt the campaign; as of late September, JebBush.com was benevolently blank, according to the internet archive site the Wayback Machine.

But sometime last fall, someone appears to have noticed an opportunity, and arranged for the Australian company that owns the domain name to redirect visitors to DonaldJTrump.com. (The Trump campaign denies involvement, for what it's worth.)
Which, okay, it's been a while since this prank happened but it's still rather shocking to think the Jeb! campaign would not have made an effort to acquire "JebBush.com" by now.  But then again, here's what the Jeb! campaign was up to today.

Jeb Bush’s caption on a tweeted photo of a handgun inscribed with his name was simple: “America.”

The immediate reaction on Twitter was: Boom! A steady stream of tweets, many mocking Bush’s, followed. Bush’s post also had more than 5,000 retweets less than an hour after he posted it.
If there is a stupider person that Jeb! to have ever run for President (including the rest of this year's GOP field) I don't know who that is.

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