Pubdate: Thu, 21 Mar 2002
Source: Pensacola News Journal (FL)
Copyright: 2002 The Pensacola News Journal
Author: Jessica Cheatham


It is tragic that Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter, Noelle, is still struggling 
with the drug problem that recently led to her arrest. I agree with the 
governor that Noelle is someone who would benefit from an intensive drug 
rehabilitation program to conquer her drug problem. It is even more tragic, 
however, that Gov. Bush is urging that thousands of "ordinary" Floridians 
get mandatory jail time for the same offense!

Why is it not also "a private matter" for these folks?

Why does the governor support mandatory jail time for less well- connected 

Why has his budget cut drug treatment program funding for facilities statewide?

And when will he see the immorality and injustice inherent in applying 
different guidelines for the working people of Florida from those applied 
to his daughter and other children of the rich and privileged?

Jessica Cheatham,

Gulf Breeze
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