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The Next George Bush: Can the heir to America's oldest political dynasty save the GOP?
Politico Magazine ^ | January 26, 2014 | Christopher Hooks

Posted on 01/27/2014 10:05:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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 and half-Hispanic 37-year-old George P. will walk into public office, and a choir of observers will begin a round of intense speculation about what his ascension means for his party, his state and his country.

One might think the Bushes had acclimatized themselves to public recognition by now. Yet there’s Pierce Bush, another nephew of former President George W., fleece-jacketed and playful-seeming as he circles the giant bus emblazoned with a huge blowup of George P.’s face, taking pictures with his phone. “It’s not every day you see your cousin on one of these,” he tells me. He seems proud—and a bit incredulous.

Inside the strip mall, the small office of the San Jacinto Republican Women is packed. Older women stand around chatting about P.—his resemblance to different members of the Bush family and the well-being of Barbara Bush, George P.’s grandmother, who recently told the nation it should forget the dynasty thing and look outside of the “Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes” for a new generation of leaders. Her grandson seems not to have taken the message personally; asked about it at another campaign stop, George P. said that Barb was talking mostly about the presidency....

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TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: bush; texas
So are we a monarchy or an oligarchy?
1 posted on 01/27/2014 10:05:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What are his qualifications for a statewide office?


2 posted on 01/27/2014 10:08:58 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people should be plucking tar and feathers off themselves and the Clintons in exile in someplace far away.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 10:09:36 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Oliviaforever

B*U*S*H


4 posted on 01/27/2014 10:10:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, never, fair, unfair, etc. I don’t care who runs against him. I hereby swear by all that’s holy, I will never vote for another Bush.

A party that puts one up for President is giving me the finger.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

B/S. No bush!!


6 posted on 01/27/2014 10:12:36 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Both.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 10:16:13 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s only one Hispanic from Texas I’ll vote for and he’s not a Bush.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 10:18:03 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought our oldest political dynasty was the Tafts.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 10:18:59 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 10:19:26 PM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Fiji Hill

Adams, actually.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 10:19:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: douginthearmy

Then what are we?


12 posted on 01/27/2014 10:19:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay Out Da Bushes.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 10:21:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay out of the bushes!! The GOP doesn’t need further “saving” by a Bush.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 10:22:18 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Oliviaforever
Oh you spoil sport.

Since when does someone from a "connected political family" need experience!

They just merely "are," that's enough!

Had all of the Kennedy boys lived, we'd have had the same thing and even now, the Kennedy devotees are continuously trying to drag one offspring or another into office.

Especially with the Kennedy's, they could be blubbering idiots (Teddy qualified here) and they'd still be Presidential material!

The Bush's seem to be attempting the same thing!

Somebody must be whispering into Ma or Pa Bush's ear that JEB's a bit past his political "shelf life."

16 posted on 01/27/2014 10:23:28 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s time for voters to reject all political dynasties - the Kennedy’s, Cuomos & Clintoons and the Bushes as well. Make the succeeding generations get real jobs. It’s bad enough that we have a permanent government in the federal bureaucracy and ITS rubber-stamped-by-Congress regulations. We need “fresh blood” in those elected to Washington D.C., not political oligarchies.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 10:28:44 PM PST by Wuli
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To: DesertRhino

They gave you the finger already with Bush 2 !


18 posted on 01/27/2014 10:31:27 PM PST by sushiman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please tell me this RINO toddler has a primary opponent.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 10:36:06 PM PST by montag813
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To: dfwgator

Never thought I’d agree with the Jesse Jackson.

If you live long enough, I guess you see it all.

No more politics by surname, please.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 10:49:43 PM PST by M1911A1
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To: House Atreides

What if it’s a burning Bush?


21 posted on 01/27/2014 10:52:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No no. O no no

A billion times NO!!!!!


22 posted on 01/27/2014 11:05:21 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If another Bush or Clinton gets into elected office, I’m pretty sure we’ve sped right past aristocracy and monarchy and landed right smack in the middle of idiocracy.


23 posted on 01/27/2014 11:21:40 PM PST by CowboyJay (Cruz'-ing in 2016!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, God NO! Not those bastards again. Stay outta da Bushes!


24 posted on 01/27/2014 11:54:10 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the hell is it with the Kennedy/Bush/Klinton thing? Why don’t any of the GOOD presidents have relatives? Were they just all dropped in from space or something?


25 posted on 01/27/2014 11:55:40 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Oh yeah, Roosevelt, further proving my point. I think it’s time for a Constitutional amendment stating that no one related within 6 steps to any prior president can be elected. Sheesh, it’s never been a good thing yet. Well, J. Q. Adams may have been alright for all I know.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 11:58:03 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Moonman62

Go Cruz!!


27 posted on 01/28/2014 12:32:46 AM PST by funfan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read my lips.... NO more Bush’s!


28 posted on 01/28/2014 1:04:11 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stay out da big gov’t f’n Bushies.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 1:20:14 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bushes va embora


30 posted on 01/28/2014 1:21:34 AM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The Next George Bush: Can the heir to America’s oldest political dynasty save the GOP?”

NO


31 posted on 01/28/2014 2:07:45 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 2:23:49 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

you can dress up a Bush any way you’d care to and they still are NOT conservatives.
Not going to be snookered again by a worthless dem lite type candidate.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 4:01:46 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can the heir to America's oldest political dynasty save the GOP?

Nope.

34 posted on 01/28/2014 4:03:18 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: montag813
Please tell me this RINO toddler has a primary opponent.

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The candidates

Land Commissioner 

David Watts             George P. Bush
PO Box 70               PO Box 2667 
Judson, TX 75660        Austin, TX 78755
www.wattsfortexas.org   www.georgepfortexas.org

     

Texas GOP Primary Candidates


35 posted on 01/28/2014 4:15:16 AM PST by deport
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To: DesertRhino
No, never, fair, unfair, etc. I don’t care who runs against him. I hereby swear by all that’s holy, I will never vote for another Bush. A party that puts one up for President is giving me the finger.

And the party that benefits offers a splintery broomstick up our butts. Choices, choices...

36 posted on 01/28/2014 4:26:12 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Still Thinking

What about the Harrison’s?


37 posted on 01/28/2014 4:44:17 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agree. If we have to look to the Clinton, Kennedy, Bush and Cheney families for political leaders, we are no longer a democracy.


38 posted on 01/28/2014 4:55:09 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Oliviaforever

Born and raised in Fla but running for office in Texas?


39 posted on 01/28/2014 6:44:11 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Moonman62

He’s not Hispanic. He’s real Texan.


40 posted on 01/28/2014 7:10:10 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

plutarchy


41 posted on 01/28/2014 7:18:13 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Vermont Lt

Don’t remember enough about them to say anything meaningful. ;)


42 posted on 01/28/2014 7:47:10 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“What if it’s a burning Bush?”

Don’t give us ideas...


43 posted on 01/28/2014 7:04:58 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: Vermont Lt

“What about the Harrison’s?”

The first one only lasted a month and then John Tyler took the reins as President #10.

It’s hard to believe but a grandson of John Tyler is alive right now.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 7:10:13 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: Pelham

ROFLMAO!


45 posted on 01/28/2014 7:45:47 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
If you truly don't want another Bush heir to the throne, then, whatever state you live in, support David Watts. He is Bush's only opponent on the Republican side.

It is guaranteed that Land Commissioner will not be Bush's only stop, and I do not want a Bush as governor or president.

Here is David Watts' website:

http://www.wattsfortexas.org/

Here are a few interviews of Watts:

http://www.hardhatters.com/2013/12/interview-david-watts-candidate-texas-land-commissioner/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz3di_0lD4M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrcg-LxCbcY
46 posted on 01/30/2014 4:33:02 PM PST by thetallguy24
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