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Thursday, October 02, 2003


Gov. Bush on Dean

posted by Editor at Thursday, October 02, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
I just wanted to share something I saw on Chris Matthew's Hardball on MNSBC. Gov. Jeb "I was supposed to be the smart one who'd be elected president, but I lost my first bid for governor of Florida and instead my dopey brother gets it" Bush (R-FL) described Dean supporters as "hot, angry and irrational" people who do a lot of "screaming and hollaring."

WFTV in Florida reports:
Responded Dean campaign spokeswoman Courtney O'Donnell: "It's unfortunate that Gov. Bush finds balanced budgets to be a laughing matter. It's understandable that he would, given that his brother's administration has run up record deficits while three million jobs have been lost. Those folks must be angry."


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