President’s brother Jeb gives gun owners shot in the arm. The Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, has thanked the National Rifle Association for helping elect his brother President of the United States in 2000.
Mr Bush, the keynote speaker at the gun lobby’s annual convention, said that, based on exit polls, 48 per cent of the voters in the 2000 presidential election were gun owners.
NRA support played a key role in several states, including Florida, where the vote was so close that the Supreme Court eventually had to settle the matter of disputed ballots, and in Tennessee, home state of George Bush’s Democratic opponent, Al Gore.
‘Were it not for your active involvement, it’s safe to say my brother would not be President of the United States,’ the younger Bush said on Saturday. [FirearmNews.com]
Presumably he’s a clever enough politician not to come right out and say, “Thanks, suckers.”