HERE'S MORE PROOF JEB AIN'T GOIN' TO WASHINGTON, 'CAUSE HE'S GONNA NEED THE MONEY!
Although he still has a couple of weeks remaining beforethe new guy takes over on January 2, Governor Jeb Bush isn't waiting to move out of the mansion in Tallahassee.
Jeb and his wife Columba are scheduled to move into a ninth-floor condo in Coral Gables tomorrow, the day their application comes before the Segovia Tower board for consideration.
It's definately a high-end place to live. There are million dollar apartments within the building, but the Bushes will only pay $5,500 a month for their 3,949 square foot, three bedroom unit with a view of Granada Golf Course...so one would hope that Jeb has a good payday already set up.
And, considering he is the president's brother, security has to be a major consideration. Private elevators are keyed to each floor in Segovia Tower, so you can't just walk in and punch a button for the ninth floor. There is definately limited access, and security cameras are everywhere.
And speaking of Jeb this morning, Brian Crowley of the Palm Beach Post writes in the newspaper's political blog Q that the perfect gift that Jeb can get Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings for Christmas is...his resignation. If that were to happen, Jennings would become Florida's 44th governor.
The would be some precedence to this. When Bob Graham won his U.S. Senate seat, he had to resign three days early, making then-LG Wayne Mixon governor. And Crowley notes that it's not just an "acting governor" gig, but the real deal...Ms. Jennings would have her portrait hung up, her biography in the Florida Handbook, the whole nine yards. And it would make Jennings Florida's first female governor...at least for a few days.