Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Bush III?

by Edd Doerr

Make no mistake, Jeb Bush, Georgie's smarter brother and former Florida governor, has his eyes on the White House for 2016. For his new book, due out soon, Jeb chose as his co-author (and ghost writer?) a notorious conservative lawyer named Clint Bolick. Bolick has achieved some fame as a hard-driving champion of diverting public funds to church-run private schools through vouchers. This makes Bolick a declared enemy of church-state separation, religious freedom and democratic public education. By teaming up with Bolick, Bush, himself a pusher of tax aid for religious private schools when he was governor, paints himself, like his dumber brother,  as an enemy of church-state separation, religious freedom and public education.

We might remind ourselves that in November 2012 voters in Bush's Florida wisely rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution to remove the barrier to tax aid to religious institutions by a 55% to 45% margin.

Two Bushes in the White House were more than enough. A third? Aaarrrrgh!

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