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Congressional fans get Bush to speak at MDC

Sen. Mel Martinez, who spoke last year at Miami Dade College, put in a good word for the school with President Bush and the result will be a presidential commencement address tomorrow at the commuter college.

Some protests are expected, but Rep.Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, an MDC graduate who sports an MDC license plate holder on her car, said it's an honor.

"It's phenomenal to have the president of the U.S. acknowledge the growth of MDC and the opportunities that it offers a diverse student body," she said.

She said she asked Bush at a White House meeting who convinced him to accept the invitation. Bush, she said told her it will depend on the reception to his speech. Should it go over well, she said Bush told her she could take all the credit.

Should it bomb, she said, " 'He said "Just blame Jeb' " - a reference to former Gov. Jeb Bush, a frequent target of the president's humor.

You can read the full story on Bush's visit here