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The Next George Bush
Politico Magazine, by Christopher Hooks

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/27/2014 5:34:20 AM

It’s an unseasonably warm midwinter day when a giant blue campaign bus arrives at a downscale strip mall in Pasadena, Texas, announcing the imminent return of a Republican dynasty. George Prescott Bush, the scion of arguably the most successful political family in American history, is launching a statewide bus tour that will introduce him to public prominence as he runs for commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, an important but generally obscure statewide position. Bush is a lock: He faces no serious challengers, a fact attributable largely to the overwhelming advantages that accompany his name. Come November, the handsome, studious

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: arkfamily, 1/27/2014 6:16:30 AM     (No. 9707006)

He seems like a respectable person. Hopefully, a person that loves what the USA is all about.

I suppose there will be people spouting "no more Bushes" and I would be wondering about the Clintons.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/27/2014 6:19:12 AM     (No. 9707009)

Thank you, #1. It´s always nice to see a thread begin with a positive comment. The negatives will flood in later from the usual venomists, as you said, but for now it seems George P. Bush is doing just fine.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 1/27/2014 6:47:21 AM     (No. 9707032)

I´ve seen him and heard him speak. He is [on the surface] all of the things that you would expect a Bush to be: well turned out, articulate, dignified, quite handsome.

A very nice young man.

As to his actual politics? I´m not sure, but probably not a Ted Cruz. Not a person who is willing, or someone who even can play hardball and call Communism what it is, which is what the "R"s need right now more than anything.

Just too darned nice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/27/2014 7:25:25 AM     (No. 9707066)

The writer needs to know that our oil, gas and mineral industries are regulated by the Railroad Commissioner not the Land Commissioner. The Land Commissioner is only responsible for Public Lands. He can be involved in some leases and rights but does not have overall responsibility. It’s a stepping stone position used by David Dewhurst and now Jerry Patterson to seek higher office.

George P. has no record and we will have to see what he does and how he does it. Most Texans love the graciousness of the Bushes as well as their character. They are not really enamored of their policies which are more based in northeast Progressive Republican roots from Senator Prescott Bush from which George H. W., George W. and now George P. are scions. The have not been Texas Populist/Tea Party types. We have to see.

Karl Rove is a crass opportunist who is happy to protect the “Ruling Class” because, like banks, that’s where the money is for him. His Office has a Red Light marking its location so moneyed people can find it. He is anathema here in Texas.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 1/27/2014 7:42:53 AM     (No. 9707091)

Its nice the GPB is such a nice man. And its true - we havent seen his record. Which leads me to say - why should I consider him?

Fine, I´ll be the first curmudgeon, if only because we have a high school glee team here who insist on prattling about how special the Bushes were in their nice tea room voices with their nice high school level of sneeriness. Guess what? The REAL WORLD that saw GHP Bush undermine the best American President of the 20th century and then LIE to try and save his butt, and his son suddenly go all limpwristed and ditzy in the last few months of his second admin that pretty much set the ball rolling for the election of the Obamination (even going so far as to PRAISE the malignant narcissistic punk), not to mention castigate and undermine AMERICANS who were trying to protect our borders.

I wont even get into what the white haired matron of the family thinks about real conservatives...

I for one will NEVER vote for another Bush. So go ahead with your little admiration party where you talk REALLY LOUD so that everyone in the gym can hear how good you are with the compliments...your kind are dead to me.

Down with the RINOs. Ignore the Bushes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 1/27/2014 8:05:07 AM     (No. 9707121)

It would be nice if the Bush family could find something to do other than govern me. I find a tiresome that one family perpetually feels the noble obligation to run for public office. You´d think they could find something better to do. Plus, if we´re honest, they aren´t very good at it. Still, I suppose it does provide another opportunity for some folks to bait conservatives on this site.

You´d think they could find something better to do too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 1/27/2014 8:16:44 AM     (No. 9707138)

Let me see now . . . I have to think about this . . . political dynasties . . . . political dynasties. The Bushes or the Kennedys. What to do, what to do.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/27/2014 9:52:57 AM     (No. 9707298)

I can´t sing so I won´t consider myself part of a glee team but there is something to be said for taste, grace and class while holding the highest elected office. Having said that, any political family dynasty is wrong: Bushes, Kennedys (especially), Clintons and probably Obamas. But how are these dynasties any different then Representatives and Senators serving 20, 30+ years?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 1/27/2014 10:00:48 AM     (No. 9707312)

Until he shows otherwise, this young man whose name is Bush, deserves to be judged on his own merits and ideas and aspirations. To do otherwise is to admit prejudice and closed mindedness.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: william1, 1/27/2014 11:08:43 AM     (No. 9707421)

Posters 1 and 2, sorry I´m late with my dissent. I´m not going to take a chance about the kid´s bona fides. Given Jeb, the two Georges, etc., etc., my open-mindedness is trumped by their DNA.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56, 1/27/2014 11:55:14 AM     (No. 9707504)

Ditto that he´s a nice kid. Fine young man, would love to have him as a neighbor, in the local Rotary Club, run a business in my town, yada, yada, yada.

But I cast my last vote for a "Bush" in the 2004 presidential election.

There was an old story about how, when FDR was running in 1940, there was a Democrat radio show campaigning for FDR and comedian Georgie Jessel was the MC.

He had been slotted 5 minutes at the end for closing remarks, but all the Democrat politicians overshot their time, leaving Jessel about 20 seconds.

He said "Tonight, you´ve heard many people say bad things about Wendell Wilkie (the Republican). I know Wendell Wilkie, and he is a fine man. So is my Uncle Harry. My Uncle Harry shouldn´t be President. Neither should Wendell Wilkie. Good night!"

Kinda where I am with this and future Bush politicians.

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