Posted: 5/29/2002 2:59:40 PM EDT
No matter whether the President does something good or bad it's always got to be something political. They can never just take it for what it is.... a good decision by our president. They always have to read some alterior motive into it and slant the article that way from the beginning.
[size=4][b]U.S. Protects Florida Beaches, Park From Drilling[/b][/size=4]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush (news - web sites) said on Wednesday the U.S. government would pay about $235 million to buy mineral rights near the Everglades and parts of the Florida coast, preventing oil and gas drilling and handing his brother Florida Gov. Jeb Bush a political bonanza.
The moves will likely help the Republican governor, who is up for re-election this November, with the vast majority of Florida residents who oppose offshore drilling as well as giving a boost to the president in the state that gave him the White House in the disputed 2000 presidential election.
...... Gov. Bush said the Destin Dome leases, awarded under the Clinton administration, could have brought oil rigs within 25 miles of Florida's coast, raising the specter of oil spills that could devastate Florida's huge tourism industry.......
"These are important steps in preserving some of our nation's most beautiful natural treasures," Bush, a former Texas oilman, said in a written statement after an Oval Office appearance with his brother, who is likely to face Democrat Janet Reno (news - web sites), a former U.S. attorney general, in November.
[b]Asked if the deals could help him politically, Gov. Bush said, "I hope so, but more importantly it is good public policy and when there is a convergence of good politics and good public policy I don't think we should be ashamed about it."[/b]
Amen!!! When elected officials do good things it is supposed to help them politically. Why is that so bad? Its how we vote for people... the media makes it seem like the two things are mutually exclusive.
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