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Jeb: It's OK to use my picture



Jeb Bush says he doesn't mind that Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher use his picture in ads, even though Jeb Bush has consistently declined to endorse anyone in the Republican primary for governor.

"If someone is using my picture, that doesn't imply an endorsement.
In that particular race, it looks like it's being used kind of equally, so I think it's a form of flattery more than anything else."

When Palm Beach Post bureau chief S.V. Date asked a follow-up question about the issue, starting with: "The two republican candidates for governor can't go 10 minutes without mentioning how great you are. . "

Jeb, who has a long history of being at odds with Date, interrupted with: "I know that must BUG YOU TO NO END. But you'll get back at them with your book."

Date is working on a book about Jeb.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:09pm]


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