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Jeb in '08?

Reported by Marie Therese - October 25, 2005

Yesterday [10-24-05] on the O'Reilly Factor, Bill spoke with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) about the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma. After describing some of the problems being faced by Floridians - 3.2 million people without power, lack of fresh water, Key West closed off from the mainland, a curfew in Dade County because there is so much debris on the roads and the county was cut off, windows blown out and massive flooding - Ms. Lehtinen made a few comments that sounded suspiciously like the beginning of Jeb Bush's campaign for the Presidency.

Even though his guest never once mentioned the word "looter" when she explained why there is a curfew in Dade County and despite the fact that FOX had no video footage of looting, O'Reilly just couldn't resist bringing it up.

O'REILLY: It's smart to have a curfew because, look, you've got your police and your emergency workers, you know, tryin' to help people in trouble. They don't have time to be patrolling the looters and all of that and, you know, it just brings out the worst in these criminals. They think they can take advantage, so it's good to have a curfew. I hope that Dade County enforces it aggressively. The power is - you know, you would expect that to go off, but again ...

ROS-LEHTINEN: Absolutely!

O'REILLY: ... it's a hot place. You live down there in a hot place. Elderly people are gonna suffer the most as they did in New Orleans. But right now it looks to me like Florida was prepared and they're gonna come through this, you know, in pretty good shape.

ROS-LEHTINEN: Absolutely! We've got Jeb Bush, who's a no-nonsense governor. He's got great communications with the local officials. He says "This is the way it's gonna go" and people follow orders when they understand ...

O'REILLY: Oh, good.

ROS-LEHTINEN: ... there's a real Commander-in-Chief.

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Sounds like she's testing the waters here. Can't wait to hear what you all have to say!

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