George Prescott Bush, Yes, ANOTHER One, Considering Run for State Office

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George Prescott Garnica Bush
Honestly, I thought George Foreman had a lot of Georges in his family, but now I'm beginning to wonder if the Bush clan doesn't have him beat. First there was George H.W. Bush, then George W. Bush. Now, there's George P. Bush (maybe even P.G. if you count his second middle name), son to Jeb and grandson to H.W. Confused yet?

Anyway, George P. is a lawyer in Fort Worth and he is considering taking aim at the old family legacy: politics, in this case Texas Land Commissioner, which may not sound like much, but it packs quite the political wallop.

According to a story on the Huffington Post Web site, George P. has yet to decide if he'll throw his 10-gallon hat in the ring for a specific post, but he does have political aspirations and many Republicans believe that because he is half Mexican (his mother, Columba, was born in Mexico), he could help bridge the gap between Mexican voters and the GOP.

Instead, he spoke of how his past experience as an asset manager would help him manage the Permanent Schools Fund, which pays for public education and is managed by the land commissioner. He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Bush said he would announce his final decision after the Texas Legislature adjourns in May but added that his choice will depend "where the governor's thinking is." Perry, who flamed out as a presidential candidate but remains popular in Texas, says he'll reveal this summer if he will seek another term.

Some have speculated that Bush could challenge Perry for governor - and even if he doesn't, what Perry decides will trigger political dominos falling.

Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson plans to run for lieutenant governor next year, creating a vacancy in his office. But Attorney General Greg Abbott, a Republican, may himself run for governor in 2014, meaning his post could be open too.

On the whole Hispanics still vote predominantly Democratic even if that means voting against a candidate with similar ethnic heritage, so it is questionable whether someone with George P.'s background would have much success making inroads into a community that has largely spurned the GOP, particularly sporting his surname.

But, one thing is certain, there's a new Bush in town with a new initial and, like the Kennedys, they just won't seem to go away.

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miss_msry
miss_msry

I just call him the sexy Bush.

Tanman
Tanman

Not much to worry about. The Repubs already have a shrinking old-white-man base, and they've become expert at alienating the rest of potential voters. Being half Mexican isn't going to overcome the nuttiness that is the recent Republican party. (And that's before the debt ceiling debacle that's soon to come).

jethro
jethro

@miss_msry  

I admit, he's got a rather sultry, cross-eyed gaze that would dazzle most dames of a certain age.

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@Tanman  I see the brainwashing took.  If expecting our immigration laws to actually be enforced and not rewarding the people who broke them alienates voters, so be it. But I guess some fools are OK with being taken advantage of by trespassing foreigners...how gullible.

auslander
auslander

@No_PC_BS @Tanman I think immigration is on the second term agenda, right? Seems that there is a *second term agenda* due largely to neanderthal ideas like self deportation and the like. So thanks. And keep those innovative ideas coming. 

jethro
jethro

@No_PC_BS @Hauptstadt  

Weren't you arguing in another post that there are more 'people of faith' compared to atheists, and celebrating the fact so many more people have joined the NRA . Are they gullible fools too?

I notice you're not one for consistency.

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@Hauptstadt  All the election taught us is never underestimate gullible fools in large numbers.

Hauptstadt
Hauptstadt

@BrieMelton @No_PC_BS @BBeckman Is it the same guy? Wonder why he changed his name? Could it be his crazy predictions about how badly Obama was going down in flames come re-election?

BrieMelton
BrieMelton

@No_PC_BS @BBeckman 

My friend has a screen shot of that 'misquote' because he laughed so hard and posted something way back then, when you were posting under USA1. Do you mind if he posts it with the date tags? Or maybe you aren't the same guy/gal as USA1? Let us know won't you.


No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@BBeckman And I concur. That's why I don't call them that. It was a misquote. Do try to keep up.

BBeckman
BBeckman

@No_PC_BS Just guessing, but I think the fellow is saying that it's redundant saying "illegal trespasser", since trespassing is by definition illegal.

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@dunstan I hate to be a stickler but if you're going to quote someone, get the quote right. I have always referred to them as "foreign trespassers".

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@chadwick. Gotta be PC. That is not an approved MSM term. It might GASP offend GASP someone!!  

On the offer, no thanks. I wouldn't even give you the time of day.

chadwick
chadwick

@No_PC_BS @Dunstan Let me buy you a glass of some wet water, my good man, you've convinced me that illegal and trespasser can go together without sounding all redneck.

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@Dunstan They're obviously illegal since it's against the law for them to be here and they are in fact trespassing since they have no permission to be here. Sorry if you don't like the non PC terms you aren't used to hearing in the MSM. I know the truth hurts sometimes.

 Also, you're dismissing the selfishness of someone who would breach another country's border to come take advantage of them and their system to make money. You've been brainwashed into *cue the sad violin music* they're just coming here to feed their starving babies. Couldn't be further from the truth but I guess some people will believe anything.

Dunstan
Dunstan

@No_PC_BS @chadwick Not using the 'illegal trespasser' line anymore? That was a good one. So now immigrant means illegal immigrant who come for their 'self gain'? 

Self gain? As opposed to 'other's gain'...or some altruistic motive that might have motivated your forefathers to come? You make me chuckle and for that I thank you.

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@TedStickles  Simpletons are easily-entertained. Look! A shiny object!! OOOO! AHHHH!!

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

@chadwick We will always demand our laws be enforced & people held accountable for their actions. Why are you OK with being taken advantage of by millions of foreigners?

Are you referring to illegal aliens in your second paragraph? They are not immigrants. Immigrants get permission instead of sneaking across the border for self gain.

chadwick
chadwick

@No_PC_BS Keep going, we love the direction you're taking and hope you get a Republican advisory role. Maybe you could top this last cycle's record for Hispanic non-support. 

Notice by the way, the way immigration into the US has fallen since the economic crash?

No_PC_BS
No_PC_BS

Obviously, there is a second term agenda because he doesn't have to worry about getting reelected. Do you understand that concept? His Hispandering for votes was evident at the end of last term with his granting amnesty to illegal alien students as well as basically halting deportations for a time period just prior to the election. So typical.

Also, if you weren't so ignorant on the subject you'd know illegal aliens scare really easily. Mention of a crackdown would in fact prod alot of them to go home on their own to avoid incarceration. 

What's really funny is when I hear all of the bleeding hearts that want all of the poor illegal aliens who are "hiding in the shadows" (yeah, right) to jump through some little hoops to get their citizenship. Why would they do that instead of just doing what they're doing now instead to avoid all of the requirements? Fools.

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