Skip to comments.Bush family political heir is shipping off to war
Posted on 10/26/2009 8:04:42 PM PDT by newbie2008
George P. Bush, or "P" as he's known to some, is thought to be the biggest hope for a fourth generation of Bush family political leaders, with some suggesting that he might run for statewide office in Texas at some point in the next four to eight years. But, as The Daily Beast points out today, any future George P. Bush political ambitions will have to be put on hold as his Navy Reserve unit is set to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan in the coming weeks.
Lt. Junior Grade Bush, 33, joined the Navy Reserve in 2007 as an intelligence officer. The Navy recently told him, like thousands of others, that the two ongoing wars required him to go active-duty overseas, potentially in Iraq or Afghanistan. "It's been communicated to me that it's not a question of 'if,' it's a question of 'when,'" Bush told The Daily Beast. "It's just a matter of time." Bush, who said that he was inspired by the service of his grandfather George H.W. Bush as well as former NFL star Pat Tillman, signed up for an eight-year term in the Navy Reserve in 2007. When word got out about his enlistment, Bush told Politico that he was "disappointed" as he'd intended to keep it under wraps, saying, "I was hoping to keep this as confidential as possible. I'm not doing it for political purposes or anything along those lines." However, prior to his joining some opponents of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan roundly criticized the Bush administration for the Bush family's lack of service in the war effort,
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WHO YOU WON'T VOTE FOR
Well, this one, I might consider.
Technically, it’s Jeb’s turn. But I wouldn’t mind skipping ahead to George P.
How many georges are in that family anyway?
I supported and still support President Bush. It’s too bad that some people feel the need to trash him the moment they have an opportunity, as if we are to believe these trashers could have juggled the tasks at hand better than President Bush.
I don’t know enough about “P” to form a decision either way, but I pray that God blesses him as he ships out to serve this nation.
I know, I know. But I will watch with interest. Hey maybe Senator.
“Technically, its Jebs turn.”
No, we don’t have royalty. But kudos to George P.
He will always be my favorite President. I was too stupid to appreciate Reagan.
Pray for America and Our Troops
SR and Jr destroyed much of Reagan's legacy.
What a tragedy.
I guess your sarcasm radar isn’t up and running tonight.
I'll be at the Australian consulate getting my visa.
I totally agree with what you have written—and may God watch over him and all our troops, who are more than ever in harm’s way as the obammy dawdles about leaving them hanging out to die.
W was in the national guard —do you think that was sufficient to make him a good, conservative prez? Are you out of your mind?
How many times do you have to have the chair whisked out from under you?
This is an elite political dynasty we’re dealing with, and they have OBLIGATIONS.
Military service is dandy! But are you naive enough to think this was not a POLITICAL ACT...?
Hello? The lights are on, but is anyone home? There is this way of communicating called “irony.” And sarcasm. Do people really have to mark their sarcastic comments with little “sarc” faces? Or what? The word “technically” didn’t strike you as strange? Do you really think I would join FR to advocate a hereditary monarchy in our country?
LOL! I thought you were serious too!
NO MORE... NEVER AGAIN!
Amen to both.
W kept this Country safe for eight years.
I can’t believe I’m reading this at FR. We spend all this mindshare (rightfully) blasting away at the Kennedy’s for their elitism, and all the inappropriateness of dynasty for the USA, and then here we see some straight teeth in a flashed smile, and we CHUCK ALL THAT OUT THE WINDOW...?
That’s extremely foolish and smacks of self-hating, obsequious followership.
Like some kind of faithful but pitiful beast, pushing endlessly away on a yoke, just grateful at the end of the day for a bag of grain.
Because of the Ronaldus Maximus imprimateur I got fooled by H. —shame on me. Then W. came along and the machine went into overdrive, shrieking about how junior here (W) was “DIFFERENT FROM DAD” —oh yeah, suuuuure, HEEEEEE’s a conservative right?
FAKE CONSERVATIVE DETECTOR NEEDLE PEGGING & NOW BURIED INTO THE RED!
Is this the one they call Prescott? The one who, when he was a teenager, was briefly arrested for “getting it on” in a car in a parking lot at the mall?
What is with these freaks that want a Bush dynasty?
This young man is a patriot, a class act, and a credit to his family and his country.
Many on this thread should be ashamed of their crass comments about a man who has volunteered to go to war.
Bush wasn’t perfect but neither was Reagan. George Bush did stand tall while most of the world flung feces at him. Although he could have been more conservetive we could have done a lot worse. I understand the hatred from the other side but I just don’t get it from the right. A lot of people act like we would have been better off with Gore or Kerry. That’s crazy.
Remember when Bush’s nephew campaigned in Mexico?
this is not about military service —that’s GREAT.
This is about whether folks would vote for a T-H-I-R-D George Bush 4 prez.
That is COMPLETELY NUTS.
Oh wait— THIS is the guy who will enforce our borders..?!?!?!!?
And those Obama girls need to get that H1N1 vaccine.
I agree with you. President Bush was a fine president especially considering what we have in there now.
I pray for George P as well. I’d feel a whole lot better for him if his commander-in-chief were still his uncle though.
We’ll see. Personally, I think it might be funny that the first Latino and second Catholic President might be named George Prescott Bush.
Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of the family members of American victims that have suffered at the hands of thousands of illegal aliens violent criminals, that have murdered, raped, shoot, robbed, burglarized, maimed and injure 10,000 Americans every year.
He will come under IMMENSE political pressure to SHOW how latin he is, and they’ll call him all manner of white stuff until he just throws the border wide open —even further than it is now.
VERY VERY SIMPLE.
And their blood just is as red. There deaths just as sorrowful. I wish him well. He is setting out to do a lot more than a lot of us pounding away on our keyboards. I’m thankful for people like you and him.
Dan Rather III will say this never happened thirty years from now.
Looks like P, is angling to compete with”D” some election cycle in the future?...
As in Duncan D Hunter.
Terrible thing to happen true, but lets see no more buildings BLOWN UP.
No Malls BLOWN UP.
No Sarin Gas RELEASED.
However, all this remains a possibility under OBAMA, Mr. Nobel Peace Prize who hasn’t done anything but sink our Country deeper into debt, and is piling even more onto it.
I’d take W in a heartbeat.
This is he.
Dear “P”, please marry a nice Afghan woman and never return to the States. Thank you.
Maybe Iraq, but is Afghanistan a likely destination for a Navy Reserve unit? Afghanistan is landlocked. Are there a lot of Navy Reservists serving on the ground there in some sort of extraordinary capacity?
“Lt. Junior Grade Bush, 33, joined the Navy Reserve in 2007 as an intelligence officer”
I would not be surprised if there were.
No thanks. No more Bush’s. GW could ahve been really good but he lost me when he pushed amnesty with McCain. He also gave up at the end. Sad.
Wait a minute, who decided we were ‘freaks’, you? Excuse me, am I wrong? All my life I thought anyone who was qualified according to the “Constitution” could run for the office and possibly win! Did that change when some members of the same family wanted to run and win? Is it illegal for some members of the same family to aspire to that goal? When did that change? Good Lord! If he wants to run, he can if he wants!
Does he have to ask for your permission first? No, he doesn’t! If you don’t want to vote for him or support him, that’s your right. What you don’t have is the right to deny an American citizen the right to run for president if they are qualified! Furthermore, whether you like it or not, you definitely don’t have the right to dictate to other people on here about who to support/vote for! No one on here needs your permission either!
A freak indeed.....grrr...
Uhmm... Did he do something personally to you? He hasn’t run for anything yet, didn’t you notice? Why does he have to stay in Afghanistan? There might be a problem with that; he would be a bigamist. He’s already taken, like-married!
I thought we fought a war to do away with monarchy! What is the deal that every politician’s relative thinks they ought to be in a position of power, too. What a great gravy train this is.
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