Pop culture is always a minefield for politicians. They have to make sure they don’t look hopelessly out of touch, but it’s too easy for a faux-casual pop-culture reference to go hideously wrong.
During an event at the College of Southern Nevada on Wednesday, Bush mentioned that he’d seen a trailer for Supergirl at the gym. His verdict? “She looked pretty hot.”
Look, this could have been a lot worse. But as a 62-year-old career politician and presidential candidate, Jeb Bush definitely shouldn’t be rating the attractiveness of random women—especially when they’re young enough to be his daughter.
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