not nepotism, just politics
Presidential advisers are quick to dismiss charges that the favors President Bush is doing for Florida have nothing to do with the fact that his brother Jeb is governor--they're just political favors for a state where Dubya
was awarded won the 2000 election by the slimmest of margins.
Republicans say George W. Bush would be doing Florida favors no matter who was in office because he'll want to carry the state in 2004 by more than the disputed 537-vote victory in 2000.
However, state GOP chair Al Cardenas acknowledged that the fraternal ties beenfit Florida to some extent.
"We don't have a magic wand to know where this relationship goes the extra mile, but I know that it does and it has to do with the fact of the governor's unlimited access," Cardenas said. "Just the fact that his brother can get ahold of him to discuss these matters is very helpful to Florida."
For someone (an elected official, no less) who campaigned as not being a politician, in this case it seems Dubya is learning quickly.
(via Body and Soul, who comments "Gee, it's great to see ethics back in the White House.")