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John Ellis Bush, better known as Jeb, George W Bush’s cleverer brother, appears to be running for president. I say “appears” because he has not said so in plain English. But he is beginning to grow the unmistakable plumage of a candidate.

A book is the traditional non-announcement announcement of White House aspirations and he’s just published Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a politician in possession of a publishing contract wants more than literary glory. Ever since JFK won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 for Profiles in Courage, most candidates have introduced themselves…

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