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Bush Niece Caught With Crack Cocaine

Author: Jonty Adderley
Saturday, September 14, 2002
Florida Governor Jeb Bush (brother of George W) has been branded a hypocrite after refusing to comment after his daughter Joelle was caught with a 0.2gram rock of crack cocaine. Asking why the President's niece hadn't been immediately incarcerated after the discovery at the rehab center she was attending, civil liberties campaigners The Libertarians slammed the Governor's attitude.

"Bush is an ardent drug warrior who believes in throwing ordinary individuals in jail for committing the same 'crime' as his daughter - which makes him a despicable Drug War hypocrite as well," they said in a statement.

"Why does Bush believe that other young men and women should be locked inside steel cages for years for doing exactly what his daughter has done- And why should other Americans have their lives ruined and their careers destroyed by a drug conviction while he hands his daughter a get-out-of-jail-free card-" they asked.

"And why must other families be torn apart when a loved one is dragged off to prison while he visits his daughter in a cozy rehab center-

Bush 's only comments to the press were to say, "This is a private issue as it relates to my daughter and myself and my wife. The road to recovery is a rocky one for a lot of people that have this kind of problem. I don't have any details about what happened. I just found out."