Jeb Bush

Aggressive Conservatism in Florida

By (author) Robert E. Crew Jr.

Publication date:

02 December 2009

Length of book:

238 pages

Publisher

UPA

ISBN-13: 9780761849827

Jeb Bush: Aggressive Conservatism in Florida describes the rise of John Ellis (Jeb) Bush, the second son of former President George H.W. Bush, to political power in Florida. It examines the conservative theory that guided his behavior when he was elected and the aggressive manner in which he used the Office of Governor to pursue his goals. The book offers insight into his motivations and competencies, provides an analysis of the extent to which his self proclaimed "revolution" achieved its goals, and asks what the revolution meant for Florida. The author's own views naturally structure the analysis provided, but readers are invited to examine his argument and to propose alternative explanations for the Governor's actions and the policy outcomes of his administration.
A great read, packed with details and full of insight. The method of evaluating Bush's performance was sophisticated, balanced and thoroughly readable. This will be the definitive study of the Bush era in Florida. Outstanding!