Posted by Flap in Jeb Bush
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions at the Excellence in Action conference, a national summit on education reform, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Still popular in Florida, former Gov. Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he’s interested in the seat Sen. Mel Martinez is giving up, and the field of possible candidates could quickly narrow to make way for the president’s younger brother, June 19, 2008.
Jeb’s announcement that he is “interested” in the Mel Martinez U.S. Senate seat FREEZES
the field of Democrats and Republicans.
The potential Senate candidacy of Jeb Bush is clearing the decks of Democratic and Republican challengers in the Sunshine State â€” as intended.
Politicians from both sides of the aisle said the former governor of Florida and brother of President Bush is popular enough to scare away Republican and Democratic challengers before many really consider a bid for the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Mel Martinez (R).
â€œIt has Jebâ€™s name on it,â€ said Bob Butterworth, the stateâ€™s former Democratic four-term attorney general and secretary of the Department of Children and Families. â€œHe has the potential to scare away people on both sides of the aisle.â€
â€œHeâ€™s going to take his time to decide this, but itâ€™s his for the taking,â€ agreed Washington lobbyist Al Cardenas, a two-term chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and one of Bushâ€™s closest friends. â€œHeâ€™s been really disappointed with the partyâ€™s performance, and he sees this as a chance to reinvigorate it and help it follow a new path. This is a call to arms for him.â€
If Jeb Bush says he is interested then he is running.
Jeb Bush for Florida Senate in 2010? YES We Can
Jeb Bush for Florida Senate in 2010?
Technorati Tags: Jeb Bush
Tags: Jeb Bush
Comments Off on Jeb Bush Florida Senate Candidacy – All of Us Will Lay Down For Jeb
Entertainer and recording artist Donny Osmond
Donny Osmond weighs in on gay marriage.
There are many gay individuals that are members of our church. I know many of them. In fact, some of my best friends are gay. You ask how I react regarding their marriages. Well, I do support our Church leaders who say that we can accept those with gay tendencies in our church as long as they do not act upon their temptations. Everyone has tenancies to succumb to temptation, but we all have the same standard given to us by our Father in Heaven. Whether we may be tempted to be immoral with members of our own sex or of the opposite sex, we are expected to live chaste lives. This is very well explained not only in the Book of Mormon, but in the Bible as well.
You see, the whole beauty of God’s plan is that we all have our free agency to live our lives the way we want to live them. Personally, I believe in the words stated above and that they came from a living prophet, so I abide by them.
We all determine for ourselves what is right and what is not right for our own lives and how we live God’s commandments. I am not a judge and I will never judge anyone for the decisions they make unless they are causing harm to another individual. I love my friends, including my gay friends. We are all God’s children. It is their choice, not mine on how they conduct their lives and choose to live the commandments according to the dictates of their own conscience.
Ok, Donny, Flap understands but the self- righteous Proposition 8 folks will either boycott you now because you are a member of the LDS Church or just because you are a bigoted hater.
Take your pick.
Somehow I do not think your audience will mind one way or the other – but Harrah’s Entertainment (owners of the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel where Donny and Marie have been performing) who are big contributors to the homosexual lobby might.
And, that would be a shame.
Technorati Tags: Donny Osmond
, Gay Marriage
8 Comments »