Jeb Bush's Website Code Somehow Contains 'Die Hard' Plot Synopsis

Campaigns leave surprises in source code.

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It remains unclear whether Jeb Bush is a fan of the movie “Die Hard," but we do know for sure that someone working for him is fond of the 1980s action movie.

Early Tuesday morning, the Internet swarmed to a screenshot showing the plot synopsis of “Die Hard” deep within the code of Bush’s campaign website. The revelation was posted by New York Times journalist Jeremy Bowers:

https://twitter.com/jeremybowers/status/610526083113439232

 

Bowers wondered if the synopsis was the equivalent of Lorem Ipsum, a generic string of letters used in place of final text.

TV’s Montel Williams was the first to get a response to the question on everyone’s mind.

https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams/status/610644421793574912

 

Bowers responded saying that running through source code is just something he does.

https://twitter.com/jeremybowers/status/610645076059025409

 

Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton both also have Easter eggs hidden in plain site within their respective home pages. Paul’s source code contains a text version of his logo and a pitch to those who found it to get involved with his campaign.

 

A text version of Rand Paul's 2016 campaign logo hidden within the source code of RandPaul.com
A text version of Rand Paul's 2016 campaign logo hidden within the source code of RandPaul.com

Clinton's home page code also contains a text-only version of her logo at the very top.

A screenshot of Hillary Clinton's 2016 logo in text form taken from the source code of her website home page.
A screenshot of Hillary Clinton's 2016 logo in text form taken from the source code of her website home page.
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