Jeb Bush made a surprise cameo appearance at Sunday night’s Emmy awards. In the opening minutes of the show, he and host Jimmy Kimmel had a hilarious exchange with Jeb as the Uber limousine driver. Stephanie Merry with the Washington Post was impressed:
Kimmel tried to get into the presidential limo with “Veep’s” Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). She declined, but her chauffeur offered to let him sit up front. And the driver was none other than Jeb Bush. “I’m between jobs,” he explained. He was even wearing a uniform, topped off with a little [chauffeur] hat.
His comic timing was surprisingly impressive as he delivered a few choice lines.
“Are you nominated?” Bush asked Kimmel, and the late-night host replied yes. “Wow, what’s that like?” Bush asked.
Bush then asked whether Kimmel thought he could win, but Kimmel wasn’t so sure.
“If you run a positive campaign, the voters will ultimately make the right choice,” Bush said. Kimmel seemed heartened until Bush said, “Jimmy, that was a joke,” then threw him out of the limo.
Pumping his fist in the air, Bush exclaimed, “Jeb exclamation point!” and peeled out, showing that well-known self-deprecating Bush family humor. As one commenter noted, “Restoring my faith in the political process, one zinger at a time.”
Cross-posted at Bearing Drift