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Jeb Bush Friends Say Whether He'll Run For President Depends On His Wife, Columba
Fox News Latino ^ | 5/15/14 | Fox News Latino

Posted on 05/18/2014 3:57:17 PM PDT by jimbo123

Several years ago, Columba Bush was at a Republican women’s gathering in Jacksonville, Florida, looking like she wanted to bolt for the exit.

Tom Slade Jr. – former chairman of the Florida GOP and a friend of Columba and her famous husband, former Gov. Jeb Bush – recalled how she seemed utterly ill at ease.

Her dislike of being in the spotlight, and at events where people go to see who’s there and to be seen, is well-known among those who know the Bush couple.

Columba Bush, who is 60, has endured it, Slade told the Washington Post, because the high-profile world of politics is one her husband revels in, like a fish in water.

He recalled her saying “Jebby really does love politics, so I can’t stand in his way.”

But whether that also goes for being on-board with her husband, who is 61, running for president in 2016 is, for the moment, anyone’s guess.

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KEYWORDS: bush4mexico; bushcustomsscandal; columbabush; columbascandal; columbbushscandal; customsscandal; elpresidente; jebbush
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1 posted on 05/18/2014 3:57:17 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Will we get another pro-abortion Bush wife?


2 posted on 05/18/2014 3:58:20 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: jimbo123

America....please....stay out da Bushes.


3 posted on 05/18/2014 4:00:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jimbo123
He must be as spineless as Zero.
4 posted on 05/18/2014 4:00:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: jimbo123

NO More Please.poison


5 posted on 05/18/2014 4:03:08 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: jimbo123

His fate is written in the stars! (LOL!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columba_%28constellation%29


6 posted on 05/18/2014 4:06:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: jimbo123
Jeb Bush Friends Say Whether He'll Run For President Depends On His Wife, Columba

Does he ask her if he can pee too?

Says everything you need to know about this RINO.

7 posted on 05/18/2014 4:06:36 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: jimbo123

Reportedly, ALL the Bush women are pro-abortion.

Jeb murdered Terri Schiavo. Now he’s expressing admiration for LBJ, who murdered JFK.

We don’t need any more pro-abortion WIVES, either.


8 posted on 05/18/2014 4:09:10 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: jimbo123

Will.not.vote.for.a.Bush


9 posted on 05/18/2014 4:09:27 PM PDT by A message
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To: icwhatudo

Columba falsified a customs declaration in order to avoid thousands of dollars in customs duties owed on a shopping spree in Paris. I don’t know if she supports abortion, but she has the Michelle Obama entitlement act down pat.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Well, then, Columba needs to hear from Republicans:

We don’t want your husband. He murdered Terri Schiavo. He’s a wuss. He’s a RINO. He supports Common Core—i.e., EVIL.

If you are pro-abortion, we don’t want your husband in the White House. We all know how courageous the husbands of pro-abortion women are.

Columba needs to know that REAL Republicans are going to drag her and Jeb through broken glass on their “Road to the White House.”


11 posted on 05/18/2014 4:12:08 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: unixfox

His wife may feel he should run so she could see less of him.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 4:14:33 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jimbo123

He’ll ask his wife if he can run. That’s so macho in a prospective leader of the Free World. Wouldn’t he just do it as an act of love? /S


14 posted on 05/18/2014 4:21:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jimbo123

Could. Not. Care. Less.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 4:24:02 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Jane Long

America....please....stay out da Bushes.


You have to aware you are quoting one of the most inane Jesse Jackson comments ever


16 posted on 05/18/2014 4:24:43 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: gaijin
THAT'S NOELLE BUSH, the druggie daughter.
(Repeat offender)

I'm vehemently anti GHW Bush And Jeb Bush,
but let's get the facts straight.

17 posted on 05/18/2014 4:27:25 PM PDT by skeptoid (the thought plickens)
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To: jimbo123

No more Bush’s. Barbara already had 3 terms!


18 posted on 05/18/2014 4:30:02 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: jimbo123

My sister lived in Tallahassee and said Columba Bush did not live with Jeb while he was Governor. Guess it was quite a local scandal.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 4:30:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: jimbo123

If she’s the one calling the shots, maybe she should run for President.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 4:31:10 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Pearls Before Swine
I believe the goal is to have his Mexican-American son be the first Mexican-American POTUS.

Therefore, does it hurt or help that chance is the driving motivation.

21 posted on 05/18/2014 4:31:17 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: jimbo123

Columba has never liked being in the spotlight, even when Bush was governor of FL. However, she did a lot of good work behind the scenes with private charities.

Also, I’m sick of presidents’ wives. This started with the Clintons, although Bush didn’t continue it - we knew who Laura Bush was, but nobody really cared.

Obama and his Frankenbride resumed it. Now we have a sullen spoiled brat who thinks she’s a celeb and believes that her tweets should be engraved on Mt Rushmore.

I hope the next president’s wife will just keep her mouth shut, not take million dollar vacations, and stay out of sight.


22 posted on 05/18/2014 4:47:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: jimbo123

What a crock of a story.

He does not seem to be listening to his mother, Barbra.
Why would he listen to his Mexican wife.

After all, she too wants to co-rule over the new coming Mexican
Empire(The US).


23 posted on 05/18/2014 4:48:19 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: jimbo123

Politico magazine has an article dated May 15th entitled

Duck This Dynasty

Why America doesn’t need another Clinton presidency.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/clinton-dynasty-106745.html#ixzz32777zm8E

Six months: that’s how long Democrats have to talk about inequality in America with conviction and, for whatever it’s worth in politics, consistency. Six months from now marks the midterm elections, the unofficial start of the 2016 presidential campaign and Hillary Clinton’s long-delayed ride to inevitability.

What does Hillary Clinton have to do with inequality in America? She’s no robber baron, of course. But the core case against inequality isn’t about resentment of wealth—it’s about the ways in which the concentration of wealth is making politics increasingly pointless, a game of access and not arguments. Anyone who fears that future should think twice before casting a ballot for a dynastic politician, because dynastic candidates turn politics pointless in essentially the same way. They trade on family capital to make elections less meaningful; they are prone to be inflexible and indifferent to inequality; and they have good reason to be even less accountable to the public than ordinary politicians. Concentrated economic power and concentrated political power are, in the end, two sides of a coin.

The prospect of a dynastic future should be especially disturbing to Democrats like me. Political life tolerates all sorts of little hypocrisies, but some gulfs between what a party wants to say—and whom a party chooses to say it—are too wide to be bridged. If we want to talk critically about the concentration of economic power in the United States, if we really believe that the rise and rise of the 1 percent is the signal issue of our time, we have to live by our words when it comes to the concentration of political power. We can’t effectively criticize inequality as long as we practice the politics of dynasty. And that means Hillary Clinton can’t possibly be our standard bearer in 2016. Leave dynasties to the Republicans and Jeb Bush—or whichever other scion of Kennebunkport the GOP wants to throw at us next.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/clinton-dynasty-106745.html#ixzz3278p2F9v

Even Democrats can be right sometimes.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 4:49:47 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: livius

-——Obama and his Frankenbride resumed it. Now we have a sullen spoiled brat who thinks she’s a celeb and believes that her tweets should be engraved on Mt Rushmore.-——

Permit me one small correction.....

Mrs, frankenbribe thinks herself a queen.....


25 posted on 05/18/2014 4:54:08 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123
She loves freebies so she'll fit right in with the Hillary Clinton/Michelle Obama first lady club of entitlement.
26 posted on 05/18/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: skepsel

Darn it, hit post before I meant to.

Hope the excerpt isn’t too long, the article runs 4 pages.

I looked through the FR home page to make sure Politico wasn’t on the prohibited list.

I agree with Politico on this one, the arguments against Clinton II apply equally to Bush III.

We’re well on the road to the creation of an American nomenklatura or a Late Roman Republic state of affairs where the retainers, hangers on and clientia of the great speak of faithfully serving the Family Bush and being torn by the possibility of a Christie candidacy:

“Those of us that have been dedicated to the Bush family for years would obviously have to take a Jeb candidacy into extremely serious consideration,” said Fred S. Zeidman, a Texas businessman and top fund-raiser for George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns who has helped introduce Mr. Christie to potential supporters in his state.”

What is Mr. Zeidman, a royal freedman?

This is a republic.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 5:02:57 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: jimbo123

Do they have their drug addict safely locked away?


28 posted on 05/18/2014 5:03:01 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: jimbo123

If Bush was elected would it be his wife’s decision if we went to war? After all, war has a harsh effect on a President. Maybe she doesn’t want the stress...

Bush needs to grow a pair...


29 posted on 05/18/2014 5:06:20 PM PDT by GOPJ (If dems will "death panel" our vets they'll damn sure death panel the rest of us...)
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To: jimbo123

If she wants him to run, that makes one.


30 posted on 05/18/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT by Washi
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To: icwhatudo
Will we get another pro-abortion Bush wife?

She's the tax cheat, right?

31 posted on 05/18/2014 5:17:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: unixfox

“Does he ask her if he can pee too?”

Running for president is a bit more serious than taking a piss. I know you were making light of the situation, but I’d be more concerned about a husband who didn’t care what his wife or family thought. Of course, I believe in traditional, Christian marriage where the man and wife are supposed to work together as a team and care about what is best for each other.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 5:25:00 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: icwhatudo

Will we get another pro-abortion Bush wife?


The granddaddy of them all, Sen. Prescott Bush, was planned parenthood’s 1st treasurer.

George H. W. Bush was pro-choice but switched to get on the ticket with Ronald Reagan. Too bad the republican party pressured Reagan to accept Bush as V.P. The Bushs haven’t been good for America.

George H. W. Bush was on the plane with Kissinger to set up the meeting for Nixon with China. At the time, China was almost a 3rd world nation. G.H.W. Bush was then appointed ambassador to China. I guess this was all part of their “new world order.” All this free trade stuff was set up by free traitors.

Jeb, sorry but I won’t be voting for another Bush.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 5:27:17 PM PDT by boycott
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To: jimbo123
Columbo needs to think about this

34 posted on 05/18/2014 5:31:17 PM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: boycott

Just what we need....another wise Latina at the highest levels of power.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 5:32:26 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: jimbo123

Lame!


36 posted on 05/18/2014 5:33:12 PM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: GOPJ

This isn’t about whether she wants him to run, but whether she feels that she’ll be able to take the heat. She likes to stay out of the limelight, and I only remember seeing her once durning Bush’s entire governorship, and that was at a campaign appearance for W. She was very gracious ands arm (she’s very pretty and elegant, as I recall), but she’s obviously not interested in being the center of attention.

I think it’s hard for political wives because the expectation now is that the wife wants to be a sort of co-president and that she’s going to be politically powerful. Columba did a lot of fundraising for charities and cultural things in Florida and was particularly interested in Florida history and did a lot for our museums., but that was all she wanted to do. But the press will no longer permit that, so she’s got to decide if she’s up to having her every move scrutinized and having all the familY’s dirty laundry hauled out (they have a very difficult daughter). A Dem could get away with having Godzilla for a wife, but not a GOPer.

Also, she’s got to decide if she’s up to the bigotry she would face, as we can see from this thread.


37 posted on 05/18/2014 5:33:31 PM PDT by livius
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To: PAR35

Which one?


38 posted on 05/18/2014 5:34:10 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: A message
Will.not.vote.for.a.Bush

"You saw the post, Reince! Get "A message" added to your FreeRepubic roster! Any critical posts he makes after we nominate Jeb are immediately attacked by our troops! Don't just sit there, move!"


39 posted on 05/18/2014 5:40:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: PAR35

I will vote for Jeb Bush the same day Terri Schiavo rises from the grave and votes for him.


40 posted on 05/18/2014 5:45:20 PM PDT by popataz (Usel 357, then call 911)
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To: huckfillary

I really don’t see much difference between Jeb and Hillary.

Other than being born Bush, I don’t see him as overly accomplished. We’ve had 12 years of Bush and I am afraid we’re soon to be looking at 12+ years of Clintons. These folks have done enough for themselves already. I wish they would all get out of the way.


41 posted on 05/18/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT by boycott
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To: rdcbn

You have to aware you are quoting one of the most inane Jesse Jackson comments ever
____________________________________

No kidding....rly? /s

It’s often quoted here, FRiend....mostly for it’s humor.


42 posted on 05/18/2014 5:56:15 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: popataz

I am sure she votes Democrat these days.


43 posted on 05/18/2014 6:22:57 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: dfwgator

An article here the other day reminded of a `99 incident where JEB’s wifey tried to sneak about $20,000.00 worth of goodies through customs after a shopping spree in gay Paree.
The Bushes can go pound sand.
If they run JEB or someone similar, the GOP-e might as well tell Zero to hand the WH keys to the dhimmi nominee, even if it has been `Two terms, WH changes hands’ for the last three presidents. (Four counting Reagan, with Carter and a the first Bush as aberrations.)


44 posted on 05/18/2014 6:27:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: jimbo123

I want someone who loves his country, not someone who loves politics.


45 posted on 05/18/2014 6:32:54 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: jimbo123

One Cruz/West/Palin are worth two Bushes.


46 posted on 05/18/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: EEGator

The daughter who got caught smuggling drugs into rehab without much in the way of consequences. Seems like we used to get a story each year about how she had just successfully completed re-hab. I thought the son had only gotten caught for drunk and disorderly (and resisting arrest, but we all know the ruling class should get a pass on that).


47 posted on 05/18/2014 7:10:16 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: jimbo123
Look, to run for President, you must be utterly convinced that the nation needs your leadership and none other. That you can uniquely bring about changes to improve the condition of the nation and the people.

If you're waiting for your wife to tell you, you're not a good candidate.

Stay out da' Bushes.

48 posted on 05/18/2014 7:11:42 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: PAR35

Did his wife ever suffer any consequences for her smuggling?


49 posted on 05/18/2014 7:12:04 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: jimbo123

Give it a rest Jeb. You are NOT going to be the nominee.


50 posted on 05/18/2014 7:13:51 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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