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Jeb says it's 'appropriate' for gov to meet pres

Appearing on NBC's Today Show on the morning that President Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a town hall in his home state, former Gov. Jeb Bush was asked if he would have joined the president as Gov Charlie Crist did one year ago to push the administration's economic stimulus plan.

"I would go when the president comes to the state,'' he said. "I think it's more than appropriate. It's not a sign of support. I wouldn't have necessarily embraced the stimulus plan that did not have support in the state and campaign for it and put Republicans in a vulnerable position."

In other words: handshake, but no hug. (Crist is planning to greet Obama on the airport tarmac this morning.)

Remember, it was Crist who stood up Jeb's brother, former President George W. Bush, when he visited Florida right before the 2006 election.

Jeb also said this morning: "I think that leaders on both sides of the aisle need to figure out where there is common ground and at least focus on that ... It's one thing to give a good speech. The other thing is to invite people that don't agree exactly with your point of view to build consensus."

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Jason Steele

Jeb Bush has more class than any Governor we have ever had
in Florida history! Former Governor Bush leadership is sorely missed,
he could greet the President with dignity, and there would be no
mistake where Jeb Bush stood.

Susan

Yes, I agree. Jeb has been the best so far and we miss him. I knows how to handle any situation.

Susan

George

Is this really all he cares about: "put Republicans in a vulnerable position."
THAT is the problem. Always looking for a polical edge, he and most politicians (on both side) worry about reelection and nothing else.

P

Jeb and his brother have done nothing but weaken this state and rape education on their mission to privatize eduction and essential services to boost his and his fat cat friends bottom line. Jason and Susan, your last name wouldn't be Bush would it?

Unfortunately this country is so full of idiots I can see Jebby running for President and cheating his way in, like his brother did in 2000.

L T Taylor

Jeb also said this morning: "I think that leaders on both sides of the aisle need to figure out where there is common ground and at least focus on that ... invite people that don't agree exactly with your point of view to build consensus."

What an incredible statement! Jeb Bush has never invited anyone, Democrat or Repulican, to build consensus on anything. While Governor (he really didn't govern, he dictated) you did it his way or else. There was no other side of the isle as far as hew was concerned. Glad he's gone.

Moosehead

JEB needs to give it up! His brother ruined the family's name and those in the know, know he is a "fake" when he claims to be the Education Governor.
Stay home , make $$ and take care of your wife & children[they need his help]!!!!!

CF2451

Why is Jeb Bush supporting the Light Rail now? We voted for this system via referendum several years ago only to be denied by J. Bush.

Bodady

PEOPLE, IF YOU KEEP SNIPING AT ONE ANOTHER INSTEAD OF COMING TOGETHER TO FIND A SOLUTION THAT WILL BENEFIT BOTH SIDES, WE'RE DOOMED TO REPEAT HISTORY. LET IT GO!!!!

HENRY

Come together, bull, you cannot speak to idiots with left wing agenda as the ones posted above. If they hate this country so much, look at Cuba and Venezuela. This is the path that this IDIOT is taking us to. For those who disagreed with Bush, answer these questions,(if you are sober enough):
HOW MANY ATTACKS ON THE US DID WE HAVE AFTER 911? NONE
WHO WEAKENED THIS COUNTRY PRIOR TO 911? CLINTON AND DEMOCRATS
WHAT WAS OUR UNEMPLOYMENT DURING THE BUSH YEARS? 5%
HOW MUCH MONEY DID THE COUNTRY OWE DURING THE BUSH YEARS? BILLIONS RATHER THAN TRILLIONS
ARE WE SAFER TODAY THAN 3 YEARS AGO? NOOOOOO

So wake up, sober up and stop complaining about the Bush Family. The mess we are in is due to Franks, Pelosi, Democrat House and Senate and now this IDIOT good for nothing COMMUNIST in the white house.

McCain was not the answer but at least he would not be taking our country towards SOCIALISM & COMMUNISM.

IMPEACH THE BUM....

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