Pubdate: Tue, 22 Oct 2002
Source: Tampa Tribune (FL)
Copyright: 2002, The Tribune Co.
Author: June Fillion, Tampa
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As I watched Noelle Bush stand before a judge last week, I was sickened 
that her father was not by her side. Jeb Bush had already set his priority, 
and it was not "child and family"; it was politics and raising $1 million 
with his brother. Jeb Bush's excuse was that he didn't want to bring more 
"notoriety" to the situation.

Jeb Bush is a dad first, and Noelle needed him. Standing by her should have 
been his only choice. By abandoning her, he gave undecided voters a clear 
choice: Do not stand by him!
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