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Old 18 June 2007, 07:49 AM
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Icon103 Jeb Bush on truth

Comment: Is this true, can the quote be verified, did Jeb Bush really say

"The truth is useless. You have to understand this right now. You can't
deposit the truth in a bank. You can't pay rent with the truth. You can't
buy groceries with the truth. The truth is a useless commodity that will
hang around your neck like an albatross-all the way to the homeless
shelter. And if you think that the million or so people in this country
that are really interested in the truth about their government can support
people who would tell them the truth, you got another thing coming.
Because the million or so people in this country that are truly interested
in the truth don't have money."
---Jeb Bush
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Old 18 June 2007, 11:02 AM
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If he did say that he's a darn site more eloquent than a certain other member of his family. Though about equal in the morality stakes.
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Old 18 June 2007, 05:10 PM
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I've Googled and seen this sourced to Jeb Bush (in one instance, "told by Jeb Bush to Al Martin in 1986) as well as to Oliver North. I dunno... the quote has such a literary quality to it, I have a hard time believing it's an actual pronouncement. It's reminiscent of Gordon Gekko's "greed is good" bit from Wall Street. I've found several quotes of the statement, but none definitively linked to a primary source.
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