He’d call my governor an economic girly man:
I told you I think Crist is a sissy. He has become a statist Republican (or a “RINO” if you prefer). God I miss Jeb…
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Priceless Andrew! Pols are all the same… Ahnuld was big and brawny…but a “movie BRUTE.” That skinny little Kennedy chick took his manhood a LONG time ago.
And Crist…well, I won’t get started. It is interesting that you mention missing Jeb. Of the three Bushes in the public eye, he seems to be the most unassuming, and definitely the most conservative.
He’s watched the hell his big brother lived through…so I doubt he will EVER get back in the fray. Maybe a Senate run, or something…but probably not. He’s too able…and doesn’t really “need it” for his own self-image! He’s a good guy…with the levelest of heads… Politics is really no place for him.
Andy-yeah, its kind of a shame but politics really isn’t the place for great guys like Jeb. The thing about Crist is that he has been so crazy popular (very much like Bush 41 after Reagan, who also had an impossibly high approval rating for a while). I don’t want to be misunderstood-Crist has been better than the alternative, and he really pushed for the property tax cut we got. But his opposition to offshore drilling grated on me, and he opportunistically changed his opinion when McCain supported it (I recall him being angry with Fred Thompson in the primaries because he said it ought to be up to the state to decide “Well we have decided.”-apparently not you Governor!) Crist has been a huge let down, but in fairness he had a lot to live up to.
Andrew, speaking of Crist’s opposition to offshore drilling…
That was the only burr under my saddle about Jeb. I remember when W went down there and helped his brother out to ban offshore drilling in FL. My memory is fuzzy, but I’m pretty sure it was painted at the time as a “political move” by W to help his brother get re-elected.
I’m really not sure, but I know that I had the reds for a while at Jeb over caving. But I guess you gotta do what you gotta do when you’re in politics… That’s why I think Jeb will steer clear of it in the future.
Yeah, the thing with offshore drilling down here in Florida is the influence of the rich coastalites who oppose it. They hold a lot of sway over the issue, the wishes of the inlanders not withstanding. Of course, some might say I’m “rich” or a “coastalite” based on my relative proximity to the coast and the new definition of rich, but I identify much more with the red counties down here, which are not so urbanized and elitist. Sometimes where I live feels like New York light, but whenever you go away from the Coasts it is almost indistinguishable from Georgia.