The feel good story of the week
Jeb Bush denied honor at U. of Florida
University of Florida President Bernie Machen says he was "tremendously disappointed" with the school's Faculty Senate vote to deny former Gov. Jeb Bush an honorary degree.
The Senate voted 38-28 Thursday against giving the honorary degree to Bush, who left office in January.
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University officials said they could not recall any precedent for the Senate rejecting the nominees put forth by the Faculty Senate's Honorary Degrees, Distinguished Alumnus Awards and Memorials Committee. The committee determines whether nominees deserve consideration according to standards that include "eminent distinction in scholarship or high distinction in public service."
"The committee endorsed him," Machen said. "It is unheard of that a faculty committee would look at candidates, make recommendations and then (those candidates) be overturned by the Senate."
Bernie, i'm afraid i have some rather bad news for you.
It ain't unheard of any more.
And when it comes to all things Bush Family, i suspect you're going to be hearing a lot more for the next generation or so, as a majority of Americans not only realizes how much damage this dynasty has done to our country, but also realizes how much power remains, as a result of the democratic foundation of our Constitution, in the hands of the people.
It may be marginally unfair to Jeb, who is after all not the complete nation wrecker that his brother is, but if that's the price of restoring democracy to the US, he needs to get ready to pay it.
I'm sure there are universities in Argentina or Uzbekistan that would be happy to grant the Governor an honorary degree. Perhaps he'll enjoy his visit so much that he'll bring his extended family along for permanent residence.