Friday, April 01, 2005

Lucky B--

Jeb gets off easy:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It seemed like Jeb Bush was in a no-win situation by taking up the cause of trying to keep Terri Schiavo alive.


He was going against polls that showed two out of three people thought government shouldn't get involved. Then when courts stopped him from stepping in, some of his conservative Christian base criticized him for not doing more.

But many people agree the Schiavo case was not a political issue for Bush and that the governor will not be hurt by it — especially since he doesn't have plans to run for office again any time soon. "I can't see it having any impact on Jeb Bush and his political future," said Darryl Paulson, a University of South Florida political science professor. "He's not going to be running again in '06 and he says he's not running for the presidency and every one of his advisers is taking him at his word."

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