Taking Jeb to School: Democrat Bill McBride Is a Vietnam Vet with an Education Plan-Making Him a Treacherous Foe for the First Brother

By Campo-Flores, Arian | Newsweek, October 7, 2002 | Go to article overview

Taking Jeb to School: Democrat Bill McBride Is a Vietnam Vet with an Education Plan-Making Him a Treacherous Foe for the First Brother


Campo-Flores, Arian, Newsweek


Byline: Arian Campo-Flores

You'd think that in his quest to rally the nation for a war against Iraq, President George W. Bush could count on his loyal little brother Jeb for a helping hand. Not this time. As Jeb campaigns for a second term as Florida's governor, he's been largely silent on the issue, instead addressing far more parochial concerns. "People here are focused on education, the environment and the economy," says his spokesman, Todd Harris.

Governor Bush is wise to pay attention to those three E's. Once considered a shoo-in for re-election, Bush now faces a formidable opponent in Bill McBride, a Tampa lawyer and Vietnam vet who is just the sort of folksy Democrat who does well in Florida. According to one poll last week, McBride had soared to within six points of Bush, who drew fire for ballot foul-ups during the primary. That has the White House worried about W's prospects in 2004 and Democrats primed to avenge their loss in 2000.

McBride has found plenty to attack in Bush's record. Hewing to the Democratic line on the economy, he has blamed Jeb's tax cuts for a $1.4 billion budget deficit. On education--the state's top issue--McBride has assailed Bush's pro-testing and pro-voucher policies and such abysmal indicators as Florida's 50th-place ranking in high-school graduation rates. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Taking Jeb to School: Democrat Bill McBride Is a Vietnam Vet with an Education Plan-Making Him a Treacherous Foe for the First Brother
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.