Is Florida's Gov. "Jeb" Bush representing The
People or, his "Cronies"?
For the last few months... most individuals in NE Florida
who held an interest in the political and judicial
communities kept an eye and an ear on the Governor's Office
and the appointments being made to the fourth judicial
circuit. So far, "Jeb" Bush (Republican) has
proven to this reporter that he has learned his back room
patronage lessons well. He certainly is proving he is a
Freshman Politician.... no, he's simply a babe in the woods.
unceremoniously glossed over some of the most highly
qualified candidates to ever grace and gain the approval of
the nominating committees. Yet we have consistently
seen "Jeb" Bush go with the "party line"
appointing the selections of the power brokers and political
Whigs of this area. This last round, was a shock to
most with the appointment of a relatively unknown.
Unknown until that is, one discovers the unknown is a law
partner of a very well known and highly placed politician
both in Tallahassee and the State. How odd, that
certain individuals in the area projected this outcome weeks
ago. My, my how well oiled the hinges are on the back
door to "JEB'S" office.
Its pretty sad...
actually, it is downright disgusting to see superbly
qualified nominees passed over again and again because of
IOU BS Politics. So far, "Jeb" Bush has
managed to alienate huge segments of voting blocks in north
Florida because of his obvious total disregard of the wishes
of interested parties, constituents, colleagues and
taxpayers by allowing himself to be "led by the
nose"! Led (easily by all outward appearances) by the
political power mongers of NE Florida.
The worst part is
Governor "Jeb" Bush wants folks to believe he is
pro-minority as far as judicial appointments go but in the
headlines he and his Republican Buddies are feverishly
trying to kill Affirmative Action. Who is this guy
trying to kid?? The headlines
claim he has admonished the various Nominating Committees
around the State for not approving more blacks and
Which way "Jeb?" AFFIRMATIVE ACTION or Truly
Qualified? Bush obviously cares less about the
public's faith in the Judicial Process and more about taking
care of his buddies. One question screams for an answer...
When is the professionalism returning to the Governor's
Office and the Arrogant "Watch my Smoke and
Mirrors" attitude leaving?
Which is it to be
Governor "Jeb" Bush??? The qualified professional
or, the TOKEN and favors owed method.. It appears you are
trying to populate the Judicial System with a bunch of
"near misses?" We ARE talking about the State's
Court System not some obscure ecological committee
"Jeb" Bush's more recent Judgeship appointments
scream for explanation if not rectification. Like the
appointment of his buddy Tom to the Chair of the State's
Regents Board.... is that appointee really
qualified? Sure he is... politically..
but certainly NOT Educationally! That's only
the tip of the Iceberg. In NE Florida, its easy to cite at
least 3 appointed Judgeships that are highly questionable.
Starting with the most recent in the Fourth Judicial
District. The MOST
Here in Duval County,
Jacksonville, Florida.... We have a "Boy
Wonder" for Mayor and now by performance.... ,(By
the way "Jeb", Mayor John Delaney attended and
offered support for the preservation of Affirmative Action
Rally held here in Jacksonville this past
week.). ...Sadly, it appears we have another... "Boy
Wonder" as Governor!
To think I was a
registered Republican for years.... but then, in those days
Republicans in the south didn't act like they were
throwbacks to the "real carpetbaggers" sucking up
every political morsel and favor within reach. I
honestly believe that Bush has personally set back Judicial
Wisdom and Progress in North Florida to that of the early
sixties. We are, by Bush's performance, back to
"Pork Barrel" politics. I had thought Bush
would possibly bring refreshing, forward thinking, concepts
to the State Capitol... Lord knows I was wrong.
Instead, he brought or, was won over by, a carload of
influence peddlers, power brokers and
"wheeler-dealers" who seemingly have no regard for
the wishes of the voters and taxpayers of the State of
Florida. Thanks "Jeb" I just knew you
wouldn't let me down when I told folks you'd "BUSHwack"
the State of Florida.
Lord help this Nation
if his brother George W. Bush become the next
President. Please folks, if you have any common sense
left for politics, remember how the Republicans forged ahead
with the impeachment stampede regardless of how the majority
of voters and taxpayers exclaimed to not go on with the
impeachment. Its fairly obvious the Republicans think
that once they are elected they can do whatever they
wish. "Jeb" has proven that to us in Florida
and Daddy George H. Bush proved that to us with the rape of
the Monroe Doctrine to suit his designs in trying to use
Military Glory to win re-election. There is no doubt in my
mind that if elected George W. Bush will do the same as
Daddy and brother "Jeb" only with a greater flair
and gusto. So much so that history will never, ever
forget George W. Bush.