Last Friday President Obama and former Florida Republican Governor Jeb Bush appeared together at a school in Florida to discuss the importance of education. Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham was none too pleased that Bush was “campaigning” with Obama and wondered why he would have anything nice to say about the President’s education policies?
Ingraham played a clip of Bush saying, “Mr. President, as you have said, education achievement is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue, it is an issue of national priority.” With likely Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum as her guest, Ingraham was eager for Santorum to criticize Bush too. However, the best she could get out of Santorum was him saying “I wouldn’t be doing that speech.” Given that Florida is an extremely important state for Obama in 2012, Ingraham’s concern is legitimate, yet whether this was a “Charlie Crist moment” (the other former Republican Governor of Florida who praised Obama at his political peril) for Bush remains to be seen.
Listen to the clip below from The Laura Ingraham Show:
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