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Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got all choked up while speaking to a black Baptist educational group Friday because, he said, minority members of his staff have been subjected to verbal abuse and ridicule by other blacks for being associated with his administration. Wonder if that has anything to do with his decision last year to end affirmative action in Florida university admissions and state job contracting? Or maybe some blacks in Florida are still a little touchy over being stopped by state troopers demanding identification outside polling places during the recent presidential election. The term "Uncle Jeb" is now being used in some circles in the state to describe blacks working for the governor. And "Florid-duh" is attracting national attention as Governor Jeb's school voucher program bleeds public schools in poorer, predominately minority neighborhoods of much-needed funding.

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