Jeb Bush's 'Mystical Warrior' friend

How did it become a good idea for an incumbent governor to unleash a mystical warrior friend on congress? Either way, if this really is true shouldn't we be somewhat impressed that his inner conservative appears to be a Chinese-American? I mean, it could've been, I don't know, Reese Witherspoon or something...

From Nico: "Last week, after 'more than an hour of solemn ceremony' swearing in Rep. Marco Rubio (R-FL) as House speaker, Gov. Jeb Bush stepped to the podium to tell ‘a short story about 'unleashing Chang,' his 'mystical warrior' friend."

Below, courtesy of the Gainesville Sun, are Bush’s words, ‘spoken before hundreds of lawmakers and politicians’:


"‘Chang is a mystical warrior. Chang is somebody who believes in conservative principles, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism, believes in moral values that underpin a free society."
"I rely on Chang with great regularity in my public life. He has been by my side and sometimes I let him down. But Chang, this mystical warrior, has never let me down."
Bush then unsheathed a golden sword and gave it to Rubio as a gift.
"'I'm going to bestow to you the sword of a great conservative warrior,' he said, as the crowd roared."
(ThinkProgress)

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