Pubdate: Mon, 21 Oct 2002
Source: St. Petersburg Times (FL)
Copyright: 2002 St. Petersburg Times
Author: Ruth J. Anderson
Bookmark: (Cocaine)
Bookmark: (Drug Courts)
Bookmark: (Treatment)


Photos of Gov. Jeb Bush hugging his brother, the president, appeared on the 
front page on Oct. 18.

On the same day, photos of Noelle Bush, the 25-year-old daughter of Gov. 
Jeb Bush and niece of the president, appeared in the back section of 
newspapers. She is shown handcuffed and being sentenced to 10 days in jail 
after crack cocaine was found in her shoe at a drug treatment center.

It would have been far better to have seen a picture of the governor at the 
drug court hearing, hugging Noelle instead of his brother.

She needs attention and the governor needs to find out how and where she is 
obtaining crack cocaine in a supposedly secure drug center.

If the governor was too busy to be with her in her hour of need, where was 
her mother?

Ruth J. Anderson, Homosassa
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