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Vanity: Is Laura Bush of Mexican Descent?
An un-named Mexican National | colorcountry

Posted on 10/04/2005 9:16:37 AM PDT by colorcountry

A Mexican National just came into my office to see if I wanted to sell one of our company trucks. He noticed the RNC picture of President and Mrs. Bush hanging in a prominent place on my wall.

“You know, Mrs. Bush is Mexican,” he said.

He continued with a story about her absent Mexican father. He even told me the town he hailed from (but I couldn’t understand his broken English.)

I don’t know about Laura’s heritage, but I thought it interesting that this is what he believed. Is this a widespread urban legend amongst the Mexicans? Is there any truth to the legend?

It doesn’t matter one way of the other. I just wondered what freepers know or have heard...


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1 posted on 10/04/2005 9:16:40 AM PDT by colorcountry
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To: colorcountry

Was his name Cheech and did he smell of marijuana?


2 posted on 10/04/2005 9:18:07 AM PDT by RockinRight (Why are there so many RINOs?)
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To: colorcountry
I'm of Welsh descent. What does it matter as long as we are Americans?
3 posted on 10/04/2005 9:18:32 AM PDT by mware (Keeper of the I's)
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To: colorcountry

Jeb Bush' wife is Mexican.


4 posted on 10/04/2005 9:18:44 AM PDT by roylene
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To: colorcountry

Jeb's wife is.


5 posted on 10/04/2005 9:18:58 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: colorcountry; Howlin

Who cares. lol :)


6 posted on 10/04/2005 9:19:25 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: colorcountry

Who cares, and why?


7 posted on 10/04/2005 9:20:11 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: colorcountry

Does it matter?


8 posted on 10/04/2005 9:20:19 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mware

I don't care either, I just thought it was interesting. It looks as if he has confused Laura with Jeb Bush's wife.


9 posted on 10/04/2005 9:20:21 AM PDT by colorcountry (George W. Bush... Saving your ass whether you like it or not!)
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To: colorcountry

I don't think so. But Jeb's wife is Mexican.


10 posted on 10/04/2005 9:20:23 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: EveningStar
And Sen. Clinton is a CubsYankee fan.
11 posted on 10/04/2005 9:22:32 AM PDT by sono
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To: colorcountry

Fox's half sister? That would explain a lot...


12 posted on 10/04/2005 9:23:35 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: The_Victor
Who cares, and why?

I would seem that the President would receive some positive support from the hispanic community if THEY believed it. I already said it doesn't matter to me. By the way...I'm euro-American (LOL) but I'm married to a hispanic so don't go trying to pin a bigot label on me.

13 posted on 10/04/2005 9:26:28 AM PDT by colorcountry (George W. Bush... Saving your ass whether you like it or not!)
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To: colorcountry

His name was Harold Bruce Welch and he died at 82. Sounds kind of Mexican to me. His real name was probably Geraldo.


14 posted on 10/04/2005 9:28:42 AM PDT by Dark Skies ("The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow." -- Oswald Chambers)
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To: colorcountry

PC rules. You can't escape it and you can't say anything w/a "hint" of un-PC.


15 posted on 10/04/2005 9:35:23 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: colorcountry

Did you ask him for his card before the sale?


16 posted on 10/04/2005 9:43:01 AM PDT by One Proud Dad
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To: colorcountry
I would seem that the President would receive some positive support from the hispanic community if THEY believed it. I already said it doesn't matter to me. By the way...I'm euro-American (LOL) but I'm married to a hispanic so don't go trying to pin a bigot label on me.

Conservative Hispanics already support the president. Liberal Hispanics don't. We can't make the mistake of assuming that LULAC actually speaks for the entire community.

I wasn't trying to pin a label on you. My question was more rhetorical than actual.

17 posted on 10/04/2005 9:46:18 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: One Proud Dad

Just his credit card. < /sarcasm>

I didn't say I sold it to him, did I?


18 posted on 10/04/2005 9:46:58 AM PDT by colorcountry (George W. Bush... Saving your ass whether you like it or not!)
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To: The_Victor

There were a lot posts questioning my motives, so I thought I'd set the record straight.

I wonder if I would have gotten the same type of responses if I asked if her father was a babtist, or a lawyer, or a Scot, or a farmer etc, etc...?


19 posted on 10/04/2005 9:52:14 AM PDT by colorcountry (George W. Bush... Saving your ass whether you like it or not!)
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To: colorcountry

Just asking...


20 posted on 10/04/2005 9:52:42 AM PDT by One Proud Dad
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To: colorcountry

As a Native American of Flemish descent, I hear ya.


21 posted on 10/04/2005 9:58:15 AM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: EveningStar

Looks like somebody's trying to take your pot stirring spoon away, ES! :-)


22 posted on 10/04/2005 10:02:38 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: colorcountry

Last night I thought I head Hannity say his parents were immigrants from Mexico. Wife said she was not sure, but it sounded like he had.


23 posted on 10/04/2005 10:16:28 AM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: mware

"I'm of Welsh descent. What does it matter as long as we are Americans?"

I think it matters in that it indicates that the Bush sons were raised to be open minded in spite of the whole family going to Yale and summering in Kennebunkport.


24 posted on 10/04/2005 10:43:28 AM PDT by gondramB ( The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. Tacitus)
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To: Dark Skies
First of all, FReepers rule: post picture comparing her to Victoria Prinicple

His real name was probably Geraldo

- as in Rivers?

25 posted on 10/04/2005 12:24:20 PM PDT by llevrok (Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman Capote)
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To: Howlin
Looks like somebody's trying to take your pot stirring spoon away, ES! :-)

Howlin, I don't know what you're talking about. :)

26 posted on 10/04/2005 12:26:09 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: colorcountry

I'm curious too.


27 posted on 10/04/2005 8:30:21 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: colorcountry

I'm curious too.


28 posted on 10/04/2005 8:40:36 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: colorcountry
According to the official White House biography:
Laura Bush was born on November 4, 1946, in Midland, Texas, to Harold and Jenna Welch. Inspired by her second grade teacher, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Southern Methodist University in 1968. She taught in public schools in Dallas and Houston. In 1973, she earned a master of library science degree from the University of Texas and worked as a public school librarian. In 1977, she met and married George Walker Bush. They are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, who are named for their grandmothers.

Welch doesn't sound too Mexican.
29 posted on 10/05/2005 6:33:05 AM PDT by Brainhose (My name is Manuel. I am from Barcelona.)
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To: Thombo2

It is untrue. Her father was Harold Welch, a known Midland Home Builder. There are pictures of him but I don't have one handy. Her mother is Jenna and we have seen plenty of her. Jeb's wife is known to be Mexican. This fellow was mixing up Jeb's wife with George's wife.


30 posted on 10/05/2005 8:52:19 AM PDT by txrangerette
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To: txrangerette

Thanx for the info.I knew Columbia(sp?)was of Spanish desent.I assumed in Texas,just like here in Fl lots of intermarriage over the generations.Fla has always had a very significant hispanic influence(before Fl was even a state).I haven't heard any news lately,but i hope J+C's daughter has gotten help and stayed sober.


31 posted on 10/05/2005 9:16:51 AM PDT by Thombo2
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To: Thombo2

Here's a link to a thread, where Laura and her parents are pictured from 1963: See post #424

A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 10.4.05

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1496604/posts?page=424


32 posted on 10/05/2005 6:51:45 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: txrangerette

Thanks,i'll ck it out..Looks like this thread is running out of juice.


33 posted on 10/05/2005 8:29:40 PM PDT by Thombo2
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