(Two things to note in the following story: 1. Jeb doesn't want to see Al Gore's movie where scientists talk about global warming, but did go to see the fantasy X-Men movie about mutants and The Da Vinci Code. 2. Jeb carries around rosary beads and prayer beads for comfort. Please, just say no to morons named Bush for any elected office...) Jeb Bush Says He'll Pass on Al Gore's Movie By Joe Follick and Lloyd Dunkelberger firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Gov. Jeb Bush met with scientists last week to discuss the role of global warming on worsening hurricane activity. He remained moot on the controversial topic, but said he was intrigued and suggested Florida should host a "forum where there's airing out of these ideas." That led a reporter to ask Bush if he planned on seeing former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore's movie on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth." "No, I'm not going to be doing that," he said, before offering a thumbnail review of "X-Men: The Last Stand," which he called "excellent." Bush then noted that Gore's movie had about $500,000 in ticket sales compared to more than $130 million for X-Men. "So I was in the majority of opinion, apparently, on that," he said, before quickly adding, "in terms of entertainment. I respect Vice President Gore's advocacy. I think he's very sincere and I don't want to joke about that." Bush, a devout Catholic, was then asked his opinion of "The Da Vinci Code," a movie that has drawn some rebukes of heresy from Catholics. "I liked the book a lot better. The movie was disappointing," he said. He then hinted that he was finally ready to end ceaseless media speculation about his career after he leaves office in January due to term limits. "Movie critic. That's what I'm going to do," he said. BUSH PRAYS ON HURRICANES For native Floridians fearfully studying the Weather Channel for tropical depressions and expected landfalls, the idea that tourists are still coming to the state by the millions may be surprising. They still are visiting the state, but the numbers may be steadying because of high gas prices and the images of eight hurricanes hitting Florida in the past two years. Visit Florida, the state's tourism agency, said 23.3 million tourists came to the state in the first three months of this year, a slight drop from 23.8 million in 2005. The agency is predicting a 3.2 percent increase in visitors this year. But Gov. Bush said he's "cautious" about the trend. "I'm always concerned about our No. 1 industry," he said last week. "You've got to remember we've got higher energy costs that make it a higher cost to fly, a higher cost to drive. Eight hurricanes gives you a reason to redouble your efforts to make sure that people know Florida is open for business. I think `cautious' is probably the better term rather than `overly concerned,' " he said. One thing Bush is concerned about is the possibility of more hurricanes this year. During last week's Cabinet meeting, Bush made note of the prayer beads he carries in his pocket. Bush said he carries rosary or prayer beads with him "all year-round. It gives me comfort These are prayer beads but I have rosary beads that I carry around during hurricane season as well."