Friday, September 16, 2005

The 49th President?

Son of Florida Gov. Bush Arrested
AUSTIN, Texas - The youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials said.

John Ellis Bush, 21, was arrested by agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at 2:30 a.m. on a corner of Austin's Sixth Street bar district, said commission spokesman Roger Wade.

The nephew of President Bush was released on $2,500 bond for the resisting arrest charge, and on a personal recognizance bond for the public intoxication charge, officials said.

Wade said he had no further details about the charges.

Gov. Bush and his wife Columba appeared Friday evening at a museum reception in Miami.

"My son's doing fine. It's a private matter. We will support him. We're sad for him. But I'm not going to discuss it on the public square with 30 cameras," the governor told reporters.

It's not the first time Florida's first family has experienced legal problems with one of their children.

Noelle Bush, the governor's daughter, was arrested in January 2002 and accused of trying to pass a fraudulent prescription at a pharmacy to obtain the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. She completed a drug rehabilitation program in August 2003 and a judge dismissed the drug charges against her.

I have always thought that Jebbie is too much of a straight arrow to be the next in the dynasty to follow in Dubya's weaving footsteps. But this boy sure looks like he is hewn from the same timber as our man George, eh?

Oh, and it sure is fun to see the Jebster solemnly invoking his "private matter" schtick again. Druggy daughter? Private. Drunk & disorderly son? Private. End of life for a brain-dead woman? Center ring at Barnum and Bailey's.


Blogger cookie jill said...

Let's see...his wife tries to smuggle goods into the country without reporting them.

His daughter is arrested for drugs and trying to get drugs illegally.

His son's a boozer.

Yes...good ol' Bushie Family Values.

10:35 PM  

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