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Governor says he wouldn't take Harris' place vs. Sen. Nelson [Jeb: "No, hell, no." ]
AP ^ | April 8, 2006 | Brent Kallestad

Posted on 04/07/2006 10:32:21 PM PDT by summer

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Jeb Bush made it clear Friday that he will not seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Bill Nelson, regardless of who asks him to run.

"No, hell no," Bush said when asked whether he would consider replacing U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris as the Republican candidate if she ends her faltering campaign to challenge the Democratic incumbent.

He said he often is asked about getting into the contest.

What if his brother, President Bush, called?

"No. (Not even if) Pope Benedict calls," Bush responded. "I'm not doing it, trust me. I am not interested."


Bush, 53, has retained a high popularity rating through his two terms as governor and often has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate for 2008. He repeatedly has denied he would run then, but hasn't ruled out a candidacy after that....

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2006senaterace; florida; gop; harris; jeb; nelson; politics
"No, hell no," Bush said when asked whether he would consider replacing U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris as the Republican candidate if she ends her faltering campaign to challenge the Democratic incumbent.

I am up late, writing, but I had to take a break and chuckle when I read that. LOL...
1 posted on 04/07/2006 10:32:26 PM PDT by summer
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To: JulieRNR21; Joe Brower; capt. norm

FYI. :)


2 posted on 04/07/2006 10:33:14 PM PDT by summer
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL...


3 posted on 04/07/2006 10:35:21 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

Good. We have enough Senators who want to dissolve our borders.


4 posted on 04/07/2006 10:36:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (www.usbordersecurity.org - Open borders, in the age of terror, are criminal negligence.)
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To: Dog Gone

I just think this is so funny. Poor Gov Bush -- he says what he means, but, people just don't believe him sometimes. I don't know why. But then it gets to the point where he has to say "No, hell, no." LOL! Why don't they just believe him the first time? He's been saying the same thing all along here. LOL...


5 posted on 04/07/2006 10:38:51 PM PDT by summer
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Besides, it isn't his turn, and being a polite man, he isn't going to 'take cuts'.

Remember: The deal is:
"Bush-> Clinton-> Bush->Clinton..

And assuming the Republic survives Hillary, THEN it will be "Jeb's Turn".


6 posted on 04/07/2006 10:47:00 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

I don't know that it's really all so cur and dried. A lot of people on the left don't want Senator Clinton to be the nominee. And, you never know what Gov Bush will do -- he may decide he's had enough of a public life. He's been very successful as Florida's only two-term GOP gov. He may run for prez someday, but, if he didn't -- he's already made history. On his own.


7 posted on 04/07/2006 10:51:41 PM PDT by summer
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To: LegendHasIt

I don't know that it's really all so cut and dry. A lot of people on the left don't want Senator Clinton to be the nominee. And, you never know what Gov Bush will do -- he may decide he's had enough of a public life. He's been very successful as Florida's only two-term GOP gov. He may run for prez someday, but, if he didn't -- he's already made history. On his own.


8 posted on 04/07/2006 10:52:28 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

Yes, but what if Karl Rove calls?


9 posted on 04/07/2006 10:57:58 PM PDT by proudpapa (of three.)
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To: proudpapa

I think Gov Bush's answer is still: NO, H*LL, NO!


10 posted on 04/07/2006 10:58:41 PM PDT by summer
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To: EternalVigilance; potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; HiJinx; Spiff; Czar; ...

That was "hurtful".....


11 posted on 04/07/2006 10:58:46 PM PDT by devolve ( upload to free imagehosts Photobucket & Imagecave)
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To: summer

I'm kidding...

But then maybe I'm not.. :-(

A year ago, It would have been just a sarcastic joke towards the conspiracy theorists. But now that President G.W. Bush is morphing into his father, President G.H.W. Bush, I'm starting to wonder if we haven't been 'dealt our hand from a stacked deck'.


12 posted on 04/07/2006 10:59:29 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt
Well, I understand how you feel. I find I have become more sympathetic with those who see this Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton thing to be a real problem. But there are people on many sites like that, not just here.

Also, it seems like GW has been president for a very long time now. Or, maybe it's just because of his last name. There is certainly a weariness factor that can set in; no offense to GW.
13 posted on 04/07/2006 11:04:28 PM PDT by summer
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To: summer

Bush/Giuliani '08 :D


14 posted on 04/07/2006 11:15:03 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: summer
Also, it seems like GW has been president for a very long time now. Or, maybe it's just because of his last name. There is certainly a weariness factor that can set in; no offense to GW.

Well, Clinton fatigue became a well used phrase. Imagine for a moment 15 years of FDR. The press' distain for capitalism and infatuation with socialism made it all happen.

The liberals have so stacked the deck, that it is practically impossible for conservatives to make any progress against it. Conservatism has become a speed bump, and not much more.

While W argues unsucessfully for privitization of 2% of the social security system, the public sector unions negotiate 4 and 5% pay increase contracts with ease.

GM and Ford have become union castoffs and casualties of global trade.

15 posted on 04/07/2006 11:45:51 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: summer

I guess this means he is candidate. There is a consistent pattern amongst Bushes, NO for them always turns out to mean YES.


16 posted on 04/07/2006 11:58:33 PM PDT by thomaswest (Just curious)
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To: summer

No Jeb Bushes were inducted into the Senate in the making of this reply.


17 posted on 04/08/2006 2:20:24 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ((Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: Echo Talon

Bush/Giuliani '08 :D

18 posted on 04/08/2006 4:32:25 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: kylaka

Re your post #15 - I don't know that there was overwhelming support for GW's social security overhaul. Maybe there was and I missed it. But I don't recall the public rushing to embrace.


19 posted on 04/08/2006 5:50:11 AM PDT by summer
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To: raybbr; Echo Talon

Well, I personally think Gov Bush could win a national race in 2008. But, he has repeatedly said he is not running for president in 2008.


20 posted on 04/08/2006 5:51:52 AM PDT by summer
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To: thomaswest

LOL...


21 posted on 04/08/2006 5:52:51 AM PDT by summer
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To: summer
Jeb may be a great guy and a good governor but I am sick of Bush/Clinton. It's time to look elsewhere for a president.
22 posted on 04/08/2006 6:15:48 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: summer

No hell no!........Perhaps he should have added that 'my wife won't let me'.....that's what I heard.


23 posted on 04/08/2006 7:22:33 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Katherine Harris is 'In It to Win It' .....Go here: http://www.electharris.org/)
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