Gov. Jeb Bush makes obscene gesture to protestors, child

February 2, 2002

Packed up all my signs, along with a new one "$WHERE'S OUR MONEY JEB$", and side two "BYE JEB & KATE", and headed to Clearwater to give Jeb Bush a proper greeting.

The weather was perfect, not hot and sweltering with a nice breeze off the ocean. I drove around looking for others with signs or some indication they were greeting jebby. Found Jan and Suni just outside Sand Key Park, they had just arrived. I parked in the public parking and headed toward the protest site. I saw a woman taking signs out of her van so headed her way. Just as I was saying "HI", a man from the balcony of the boat building yelled down to us with some positive comments. He most definitely opposes Jeb. A good start for our demonstration!

The woman in the van, Nancy, had a sign that said "HONK TO FIRE JEB"! It was the perfect touch. We stood on both sides of the street giving motorists traveling by an opportunity to respond.

I would say according to our roadside poll, Jeb was defeated. Most of the cars driving by honked, some even laid on the horn! Bus drivers, taxi drivers and just plain motorists!

What a great response. It was so cool! Cool to meet the Young Democrats from Pinellas County. The youngest probably is not a registered voter, but protested with enthusiasm. I think he was about 4 or 5.

His mother did a great job of explaining our protest to him. She told him about how Jeb Bush was squandering our money and not helping the needy. She said to him "You know how we share with needy people, and help them the Gov. doesn't do that". I think Jeb Bush could learn a lot about family values from her.

He was also getting a great lesson in how Democracy should work. I say should as you know what is happening to our rights. We had some information about which entrance Jeb Bush would use and positioned ourselves there. Jeb came up in a little black convertible sports car.

So? How is it safe for Gov. Jeb Bush him to drive around in a convertible with terrorists in our midst? He was wearing a baseball cap, he drove into the parking lot of the Sheridan stuck his arm straight up in the air with his middle finger up.

It was a bird, he shot us a bird to us: Mad Grandmothers, Young Democrats and a child!

I called out to him "Where's Our Money Jeb?" We all started chanting DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY VALUES, he disappeared into the hotel.

I hope we ruined his dinner! The Mad Grandmothers, Young Democrats of Pinellas and the little boy made a impact. Jan said there was a clip on Channel 9 News in Tampa.

Later, Suni invited me & Jan to her new condo for nourishment. She graciously ordered a vegetarian pizza for me and one with meat. The young girl delivering the pizza expressed her contempt for Jeb Bush. We told her what we had been doing earlier. She seemed to have no fear of the "terrorists" she was confronting. LOL It seemed as though she would like to join us!

We were all concerned about the Priest in Brevard County who had been horribly assaulted by the mentally ill person. This is the tragic result of Jeb Bush's policies and fund slashing. This innocent man who gives so much to others may lose his life. The assailant had been in the church on other occasions. He was once found screaming at a crucifix and again lying on the alter crying. He has decided to defend himself.

Where's our money Jeb, what did you do with our money? How do you sleep at night Jeb??

Mari
Mad Grandmother
Titusville, FL