When Jeb was asked if he would have killed Baby Hitler, Jeb! responded “Hell yeah, I would!” Jeb said enthusiastically before forgetting the name of the film “Back to the Future” and calling the actor Michael Fox. “I’d do it. I mean: Hitler.”
But Colbert has a much more thought out pre-emptive strike plan than Bush’s outright assassination plot:
“But here’s where me and Jeb’s time streams start to diverge, because I wouldn’t kill young Adolf. I would take him from his parents and raise him with love. I would give Hitler a safe, supportive home; all the while, I would watch him like a hawk.
“I wouldn’t let him join anything where they have to wear a uniform—no Cub Scouts, no Little League, definitely no marching band. Most importantly, I would teach baby Hitler that we do not solve our problems with violence, and then, if he starts to get mouthy as a teenager, I’d stick a knife in his ribs and snap off the handle.”