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You've got to hand it to Jeb Bush: The man knows how to weather a storm. And not just political storms, but the scarier kind, too.
In 2004 and 2005, during Bush's tenure as governor, Florida weathered two of the nastiest hurricane seasons ever recorded. In 2005 in particular, while his older brother's reputation took a major beating for mishandling Katrina, Jeb was dealing with what would eventually be a 15-hurricane season in Florida.
And here's the thing: He handled it well.
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Bush has even silenced his critics over how well he handled the disasters. Fugate, Jeb Bush's emergency management chief, was actually hired by Barack Obama for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. And while it's kind of a backhanded compliment, even former Democratic Florida House minority leader Dan Gelber said of Bush's response to hurricanes, "I have a lot of unflattering things to say about Jeb, but I have not criticized him for that. He did a good job."
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