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    The New Rising Star in Texas: George P. Bush

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slate..._bush_son.html

    George Prescott Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and newphew of former president George W. Bush, has already filed all the preliminary paperwork to run for office in Texas in 2014, reports Politico.
    On one hand, I feel it would be unfair to judge this up and coming politician by his name, state, and family, without taking a long, hard look at his political positions.

    On the other, I just don't know if I could vote for George Bush.

    The Republicans need a new direction. I don't know if another George Bush out of Texas can be that, even if he's a spanish-speaking military man.
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    A new star in Texas??

    Hogwash!

    We all know there's only ONE star in the Lone Star State!.
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    The first George Bush never seemed all that bad to me. I was a kid, but I liked him better than Reagan. Although in retrospect, he was probably not a very good parent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey View Post
    On one hand, I feel it would be unfair to judge this up and coming politician by his name, state, and family, without taking a long, hard-
    *snicker*
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    If it's going to stay in the one family you Americans should just admit the monarchy. XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by CQuinlan View Post
    If it's going to stay in the one family you Americans should just admit the monarchy. XD
    There are several political dynasties - probably the most powerful one was the Harrison Dynasty/Family, whose last member was in office into the 1970s, as far as I can tell. They have their origins all the way back to the founding of the Virginia Colony.

    Other such families include the Lee and the Randolph Family which dates similarly but still has members in power, namely as judges.
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    coming from a conservetarian/republican: bushes go away for good. Rubio 2016
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    More a rising hope at this point, than a star. But I'd bet the Rove & Bush money machines are already working on making him one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plot Device View Post
    We all know there's only ONE star in the Lone Star State!.
    Bingo.

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    Nostalgia trip: He's one of the grandchildren George H. W. Bush once referred to as "the little brown ones." And now he's all grown up. *sniff*

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    I'm not altogether sure you folks have to worry about a potential land commissioner having his finger on the button any time soon.
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    As opposed to a Tx. Ag. Commish?

    My guess, he's a candidate in 2020, if he's not already VP. If so, then 2024.

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    Meh. Fair's fair. It's not like we haven't had a glut of Kennedy's either.
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    Quick, somebody find a Kennedy to combat this new threat!

    Seriously, I would love to see a political talk show hosted by a Bush and a Kennedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mara View Post
    Seriously, I would love to see a political talk show hosted by a Bush and a Kennedy.
    Let's then have ESPN arrange a pro football-related talk show featuring Reggie Bush and Cortez Kennedy.

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    Ha! I knew it.

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    Oh dear god, just make it stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williebee View Post
    More a rising hope at this point, than a star. But I'd bet the Rove & Bush money machines are already working on making him one.
    They had better work on a name change while they're at it.

    As evident from his absence from the last two national conventions, George W. Bush has made his surname toxic to the Republican Party.

    Texas may be ready for more Bush, but the rest of America will opt to remain shaved.
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    Man, I hope so.

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    As I recall, we didn't see much of Jimmy Carter for a bit either. Who knows. Dubya may come back to haunt you all.
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    The Bush family could use some creativity when it comes to names...

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    Well, they do have Jeb and Neil.

    How about Herbert Walker Prescott Bush?

    Then you could get a vegan combination of "herb" and "bush".


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    "Bob" or "Jim" would be nice.
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