USAT: Op-Ed by University of North Florida- Jacksonville prof: Jeb Bush's conservative credentials
Politico: [Michael Schiavo:] Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Bush led the way among GOP governors with a conservative agenda. By increasing limits on abortions, Bush called himself "probably the most pro-life governor in modern times." Bush almost provoked a constitutional crisis during the Terri Schiavo case when he took extraordinary measures in an attempt to stop her husband, Michael, from allowing medical authorities to remove a feeding tube from his wife, who was in a vegetative state due to an accident. . . . Bush also battled public unions in Florida on several fronts. He reclassified more than 16,000 state government workers out of the civil service pool.