Earlier this week, the New York Times reported, with studied skepticism, that “it is at least possible that Jeb Bush is funny.” In Lexington, South Carolina, tonight, the struggling scion gave Senator Katrina Shealy a “funny” nickname. Can you guess what it was?

Ahh, well. The possibility remains, at least.

Update – 10:45 pm

Few comedians would appreciate their jokes being delivered in a vacuum. So, here’s some context:

(audience laughs)

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