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Jeb Bush

Jeb BushAKA John Ellis Bush

Born: 11-Feb-1953
Birthplace: Midland, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Florida, 1999-2007

In August 1994, a voter asked Jeb Bush what his administration would do to help the black community. His response (rather, two words of it) became an instant classic:

"We have elected people year after year that say, 'I'm going to do this for you,'" Bush replied. "Now it's time to strive for a society where there is equality of opportunity, not equality of results. [...] So I'm going to answer your question by saying, 'Probably nothing.' I think what we ought to do is to have a society where you go out and pursue your dreams and you're not punished."

It was the "probably nothing" that cost him the election. But when the elections came around four years later, Bush got his act together and won.

During his 2003 inaugural address, Governor Bush shared: "It is my most ambitious goal to provide the catalyst, in small ways and large, that will bring our families closer together. I, for one, intend to begin with my own family. Although it is an intensely private -- and at times painful -- matter, you should know I have rededicated myself to being a better father and husband." Afterwards Bush felt it necessary to clarify: "I wasn't saying that I'm a horrible dad."

An avowed fan of the TV show American Gladiators. Was hired to be CEO Ben F. Love's administrative assistant at Texas Commerce Bank sometime in the early 1970s.

Father: George H.W. Bush (U.S. President)
Mother: Barbara Bush (former First Lady)
Brother: George W. Bush (U.S. President)
Brother: Neil Bush
Brother: Marvin Bush
Sister: Doro Bush
Sister: Robin Bush (b. 20-Dec-1949, d. 11-Oct-1953)
Wife: Columba Bush (m. 23-Feb-1974, two sons, one daughter)
Son: George Prescott Bush (b. 24-Apr-1976)
Daughter: Noelle Bush (b. 26-Jul-1977)
Son: Jebby Bush (b. 13-Dec-1983)

    High School: Phillips Academy Andover
    University: BA Latin American Studies, University of Texas (1974)

    Governor of Florida (1999-2007)
    Member of the Board of Tenet Healthcare (2007-)
    Texas Commerce Bank
    Alfalfa Club 1999
    Caracas Sports Club
    Drug Free America Foundation Advisory Board
    George Bush Presidential Library Trustee
    National Council for a New America Founding Member
    Project for the New American Century
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Global Warming Skeptics Esquire magazine interview (8-Jul-2009)
    Secret Service Codename Tripper
    Bush Family
    Converted to Catholicism

Official Website:
http://www.jeb.org/


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