“Jeb Bush is my son,” Barbara Bush seems to acknowledge in a 35-second commercial released Friday—and just in time for Jeb’s birthday!

Here is the faint praise Bush was able to muster for Jeb—her son, but only by blood:

Jeb has been a very good father, a wonderful son, a hard worker. His heart is big. When push comes to shove, people are going realize Jeb has real solutions, rather than talking about how popular they are or how great they are. He’s doing it because he sees a huge need and it’s not being filled by anybody. Of all the people running, he seems to be the one who could solve the problems. I think he’ll be a great president.

“Of all the people running,” Barbara Bush allows, for all the world to witness, Jeb “seems” to be the one who could potentially solve the problems. Someone (Jeb) got their Christmas and birthday presents combined into one big gift this year.

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