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Jeb Bu$h is a closet Abe Lincoln Brigade fan!

Who would have thought that Jeb Bush, the president's brother, was a closet supporter of the leftwingers who fought against Franco in the Spanish civil war? But this week the governor of Florida has caused ripples by referring to Spain as the "republic" it was then rather than as the monarchy it is now.
Spanish sighs at Jeb's royal gaffe

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/spain/article/0,2763,897838,00.html
Duncan Campbell in Los Angeles
Tuesday February 18, 2003
The Guardian

Who would have thought that Jeb Bush, the president's brother, was a closet supporter of the leftwingers who fought against Franco in the Spanish civil war? But this week the governor of Florida has caused ripples by referring to Spain as the "republic" it was then rather than as the monarchy it is now.

Mr Bush was in Madrid on a trade mission when, paying tribute to Jose Maria Aznar, the prime minister, he said: "I would like to finish by thanking the president of the Republic of Spain for his friendship with the United States."

But Spain ceased being a republic when General Franco defeated the Republican side and became dictator. The constitutional monarchy was restored under Juan Carlos II in 1975, after Franco's death.

Mr Bush, who owes his office in part to the financial support of rightwing Cuban exiles, would not normally be associated with the Spanish Republican cause.

His elder brother has made notable gaffes when dealing with foreign leaders, getting the name of the Canadian prime minister wrong and referring to Mr Aznar as "Anzar" before his first visit to Spain last year.

The blunder is unlikely to damage the friendly relations between Spain and the US, though the historian Juan Pablo Fusi, called the error as "an offence to Spain and its democratic monarchy."

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chicken hawk 18.Feb.2003 09:12

pepTo dIzmal peptodizmal@aol.com

Wow boys and girls! It must SUCK to be a chicken...besides people eating your flesh you gotsiz real sharp claws as well as scales on your hands making it impossible to masterbate.
So count your blessings that you only have an incompetant family blundering around the globe picking fights and throwing up on people.
WORD OUT
Pepto the clown

In Jeb's State 18.Feb.2003 20:21

anonymous or made up

Outside the Spanish Cultural Center near downtown Tampa, FL is a newly erected monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade members from Florida. Some 400 people attended the dedication ceremony a few months ago, including a few veterans who fought in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

The monument was vandalized (white paint poured over it) by fascists in the few hours between when it was placed, and the morning dedication ceremony.The folks at the cultural center decided to leave the defacement as a reminder that we haven't beaten the fascists yet.

A similar monument exists at the UW campus in Seattle, but these are the only ones in the US, I believe.

Jeb's state is odd.