By Ann Coulter
February 4, 2015

It’s good to see conservatives have gotten back to letting The New York Times choose their nominees for them.

The only silver lining to Mitt Romney being pushed out of the presidential race — temporarily, I hope — is that the media’s preferred GOP candidate, Jeb Bush, is catnip to the stupidest influence-seekers, so Wall Street will be wasting all kinds of money over the next few months.

Then, Shemp Bush will declare and knock Jeb out of the running, only to be replaced by Zeppo Bush. I wouldn’t be putting a lot of money on another President Bush, unless we’re talking about the next president of Mexico.

Most candidates for office at least wait to get elected before betraying voters on immigration, because who doesn’t like surprises? Sen. Marco Rubio, for example, has spent his entire Washington career pushing amnesty, after saying repeatedly when he was running: “I will never support — never have and never will support — any effort to grant blanket legalization, amnesty, to folks who have entered this country illegally.”

It’s almost refreshing that Jeb doesn’t even bother to lie. To the contrary, he’s remarkably frank about his intention to pass amnesty, calling illegal immigration “an act of love.” Well, sure — in the sense that someone’s getting screwed.

I wonder if amnesty operates as a magnet for illegal immigrants … hey, does anyone know if there have there been any measles outbreaks lately? But I’m sure Jenny McCarthy is responsible for the nonstop viral outbreaks in the U.S. since 90,000 poverty-stricken, unvaccinated Central American kids poured across our border last year. Polio will be next.

Recently, ICE agents in Michigan captured a major Mexican drug dealer. They knew he was here illegally, but every time they asked him his immigration status, all he said was: “Obama.”

You know what’s an even bigger magnet for illegals than a politician’s promise to pass amnesty in the future? Governors offering them driver’s licenses and in-state tuition right now.

Guess who was one of the first governors in the nation to propose driver’s licenses for illegal aliens? Jeb Bush. He talked of little else during his second term. Fortunately, the Florida legislature never agreed. Even then-Sen. Hillary Clinton came out against driver’s licenses for illegals in 2007 — at least after polls showed that 70 percent of New Yorkers strongly opposed the idea. Public opposition forced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to drop his plan to grant illegals driver’s licenses, and he’s a man who doesn’t give up on bad ideas easily.

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