Noelle Bush

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Noelle Bush, clipped from a family photo, 1992-08-19.

Noelle Bush is a computer programmers, and the daughter of Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida.[1] She is primarily notable for serving as a foil in discussions of drug addiction, when her addiction to drugs became public knowledge.

During his 2016 bid to become the Republican Party's canddidate for US President many reporters noted the difference between her father's attitude towards media curiousity about her addiction, while he was Governor in the early 2000, and his attitude in 2016, while he as a Presidential aspirant.[2]

January 2002 arrest for forging a prescription

In January 2002 Bush was arrested for forging a prescription to Xanax, an antidepressant.[3] She was later convicted, and given a suspended sentence, provided she enroll in court-monitored drug rehabilitation. In September 2002, other clients at a drug rehabilitation centre phoned 911 to report her use of illicit drugs, within that centre.[1][4] They reported that the centre's staff had found her using illegal drugs, but declined to call police, which they would do with any other client, in the same circumstances. The 911 caller stated Bush's act of bringing drugs into the rehabilitation centre threatened their own recovery efforts.

Bush was sentenced to a ten days incarceration, for this lapse, on October 18, 2002.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Michelle Goldberg (2002-09-20). "For Noelle Bush, a different kind of justice: In Florida, drug offenders face hard time -- unless you have money or connections". Salon magazine. Archived from the original on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2017-07-17. "Her fellow patients seem to agree. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, Noelle Bush was reported to the police by a woman who said she was a Center for Drug Free Living client incensed by what she felt was the preferential treatment given the governor’s daughter." 
  2. Gabrielle Bluestone (2016-01-06). "Jeb Bush Is Fine With The Media Covering His Drug Addicted Daughter, When It Helps His Campaign". Gawker. Archived from the original on 2016-09-08. Retrieved 2017-07-17. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Gov. Bush's Daughter Is Sentenced to Jail". New York Times. 2002-10-18. Retrieved 2017-07-17. "Gov. Jeb Bush's daughter, Noelle, was sentenced today to 10 days in jail for violating the terms of a court-ordered drug treatment program that she entered to avoid trial on charges of trying to buy an antidepressant drug with a fraudulent prescription." 
  4. "Transcript of call to an Orlando police dispatcher". Orlando Sentinel. 2002-09-14. Archived from the original on 2002-09-20. Retrieved 2017-07-17. "Staff. They said, you know, because it's basically Noelle Bush. And she keeps getting out of it. Because every . . . she does this all the time and she gets out of it because she's the governor's daughter. But we're sick of it here 'cause we have to do what's right, but she gets treated like some kind of princess. And everybody's tired of it, you know. We're just trying to get our lives together, and this girl's bringing drugs on property."