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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Another Republican in Florida coming out of the closet?

From the Pittsburgh Channel-

PITTSBURGH -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got a rude welcome to the city when he came across several anti-Republican protesters on his way to a fundraising event for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.

Authorities said the president's brother was briefly ushered into a supply closet at a subway station Friday, retreating with a security guard and a female aide to get away from the protesters. The picketers were marching to the exclusive Duquesne Club downtown where Santorum, R-Pa., was holding a fundraiser.

Bush was walking near the subway stop when several dozen pickets "tailed him and stayed with him and went into the Wood Street station," said Bob Grove, spokesman for the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

"(Bush) was quickly getting out of the way and not wanting to engage us," protester Jon Vandenburgh, a researcher for the United Steelworkers, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

About six or seven officers responded to control the crowd, Grove said, while approximately 75 protesters remained on the street.

Two officers used their stun guns on a pair of protesters who "were asked to leave but did not go," Grove said.

"It was a very tense situation. They were very close to the governor and shouting on top of him," Grove said.

The whole incident lasted about five minutes. No one was arrested or cited, Grove said. Bush was not injured.
No word whether Jeb left or is still inside doing some kind of inventory. See what happens in Florida politics in wake of the Mark Foley scandal. Politicians are coming out all over.

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