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Are you ready for … another George Bush?

posted at 1:55 pm on November 9, 2012 by

We’ll soon see if Texas is.  George P. Bush, Jeb’s son, has taken the first step to running for public office in Texas, even though no one’s quite sure which office he wants:

George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night.

The younger Bush, a Fort Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told The Associated Press.

Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details on the filing, which wasn’t available online. Bush did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment, and no phone listing for him could be found.

We’ve known that George P has had political ambitions since the days of his uncle’s presidency.  Bush told reporters two months ago that he had his eye on several different political offices in the state.  Bush, who has Hispanic background, co-founded Hispanic Republicans for Texas and has helped recruit Hispanic candidates for the GOP.  If the name doesn’t prove to be a hindrance rather than a boost, Bush could help connect the various factions within the GOP if he can succeed in getting himself elected to a significant office.

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George P. vs Chelsea in 2028!

Nick_Angel on November 9, 2012 at 1:58 PM

What took him so long? I remember he made a good impression at the 2000 convention.

Doughboy on November 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Jorge Bush!

portlandon on November 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Booooosh! I’m curious about the office he might be angling for.

changer1701 on November 9, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Can the family just go away! Many of the problems with the Republican party lies with the Bushes.

Reagan contributed a lot to conservatism. What have the Bushes done for us?

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

No. No more Bushes. No more Clintons. No more Kennedys. I feel bad enough even voting for someone who once had meal with these people.
GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rocks on November 9, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I like it.

thebrokenrattle on November 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Can the family just go away! Many of the problems with the Republican party lies with the Bushes.

Reagan contributed a lot to conservatism. What have the Bushes done for us?

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

They won elections, for one.

Cornell Conservative on November 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Jeb/George 2016.

lester on November 9, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Nice. Rice alum.

cpaulus on November 9, 2012 at 2:18 PM

“Out da Booooshes!” -Jesse Jackson

And I concur.

Glenn Jericho on November 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Well, if Texans wanna turn their state into the family business of the Bush dynasty thats their problem, but I strongly suggest that Georgy Peetee stays there.

Valkyriepundit on November 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM

They won elections, for one.

Cornell Conservative on November 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Before the invasion of Iraq W didn’t realize there were several branches of Islam. I’m done making excuses for that family.

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Not just no, but h@ll no! These carpet baggers have done enough to Texas already. And the Bush’s are responsible for countless problems Republicans now have.

Criminy, why wasn’t Reagan the one with the big family?!

Erich66 on November 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

They won elections, for one.

Cornell Conservative on November 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I was gonna say, the last three elections we’ve won were with a man named Bush. If you want to keep losing, keep up the Bush-hate.

thebrokenrattle on November 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

They won elections, for one.

Cornell Conservative on November 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Actually, W lost elections in 2008 and 2012.

Nick_Angel on November 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

thebrokenrattle on November 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Then why bother with elections? We should declare them American Royalty. This Repubic thing was just getting to boring anyway.

Erich66 on November 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

+1

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Then why bother with elections? We should declare them American Royalty. This Repubic thing was just getting to boring anyway.

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Um, no. All I’m saying is Bush = winners and we have something to learn from that.

thebrokenrattle on November 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

At this point, sure. Can’t be worse.

Bee on November 9, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Can the family just go away! Many of the problems with the Republican party lies with the Bushes.

Reagan contributed a lot to conservatism. What have the Bushes done for us?

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

They won elections, for one.

Cornell Conservative on November 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

They’ve also lost elections (1992, 2000*). And for as much as I like GWB, he had his personal image murdered by the media every day for eight years.

To this day, the simple mention of “Bush” casts a pall on the Republican Party brand. Ceteris paribus, GWB SHOULD have been a key figure in the 2008 and 2012 GOP conventions, but obviously that wasn’t the case. Talk about a vote of no confidence.

Raising taxes and fostering BIG government upon us (prescription drug reform, the ADA, the TSA, Wall Street bailouts V 1.0) didn’t help. Hell, I’d suggest that because of Bill Clinton’s relucant support of welfare reform during the 1996 election cycle, he did more to limit government that either GHWB or GWB ever did. Albeit unintentionally.

If this George Bush wants to succeed nationally, he ought to change his last name. Or pull out one of those Men In Black memory erasers and point it in the direction of everyone.

*I know GWB only lost the popular vote, but he still lost.

Myron Falwell on November 9, 2012 at 3:01 PM

I can’t understand why people are upset because he has the same last name. It is as if people believe anyone with the same last name is a carbon copy of everyone else with that same name or something.

crosspatch on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Look, the guy has a right to toss his hat in the ring if he wants to. God knows I wouldn’t sign up to be a target for the mainstream media and potential primary opponents.

If he’s not a good candidate, voters will reject him. If he is, let him try it.

Jill1066 on November 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Bring it on.

Red Creek on November 9, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Can the family just go away! Many of the problems with the Republican party lies with the Bushes.
Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

It isn’t clear at all what his political philosophy is as he has not run for any elected office before or produced any substantive political statements.

He could be an awful RINO or something better. But judging him by his last name? Sins of the fathers comes to mind.

CorporatePiggy on November 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I can’t understand why people are upset because he has the same last name. It is as if people believe anyone with the same last name is a carbon copy of everyone else with that same name or something.

crosspatch on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The reason is that they are all bums including the great grandfather.

burt on November 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

What do you think he’s running for? Senate in 2014? Gov in 2014? or a lower level position?

brandozilla on November 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Ya know, my knee-jerk reaction was “NO MORE BOOOOOOSH!”

But this dude’s really kinda hawt. so….

Maybe more Bush. In a few years. :)

alwaysfiredup on November 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Sins of the fathers comes to mind.

CorporatePiggy on November 9, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Family group thinking comes to mind. All the Bushes think the same, or so it seems.

I’m not impressed by political families. It smells of Royalty.

The GOP needs more then a name, they need a leader. Someone that’s stands out. Usually people that don’t come from a political family and had to fight their way to the top are the leaders we want. We need.

Usually those people are passion in their beliefs because it was hard to acheive. And will overtime time to acheive those goals and get other people motivated to acheive those goals.

I don’t know, W looked bored as President. Look uncomfortable like he didn’t want to be there.

We have over 300 million in this country, we can this person. Enough with the political royalty.

Just my opinion.

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

He served in the Navy, and is Hispanic. He’s been recruiting other Hispanics to the GOP.

I don’t like the family dynasty thing either, but we can do worse than this guy. He might be good to have in a statewide office or as a legislator.

juliesa on November 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Um, no. All I’m saying is Bush = winners and we have something to learn from that.thebrokenrattle on November 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I learned something from dubya. Compassionate conservatism is expensive, especally when you pay interest on borrowed money to do it.

a capella on November 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Kinda want the old one back.

Lanceman on November 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Kinda want the old one back.

Lanceman on November 9, 2012 at 5:33 PM

“I wanted to sell the ports to the Muslims because I believed if Islam owned enough of America it wouldn’t want to blow its own stuff up”*

*rough precis

Feel better?

BL@KBIRD on November 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Um, no. All I’m saying is Bush = winners and we have something to learn from that.

thebrokenrattle on November 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Yes, a Bush Presidency follow by two terms of Democrats.

bw222 on November 9, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I can’t understand why people are upset because he has the same last name. It is as if people believe anyone with the same last name is a carbon copy of everyone else with that same name or something.

crosspatch on November 9, 2012 at 3:25 PM

If it wasn’t for his last name, he’d probably be a shift manager at Taco Bell.

bw222 on November 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM

The sad part is always thought Jeb was the most intelligent and capable of the bunch, alas we ended up with the other one…

William Eaton on November 9, 2012 at 9:02 PM

BL@KBIRD on November 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Newsflash: There are already foreign interests that own some of the ports. Allowing Dubai to purchase would have come with American oversight.

Lanceman on November 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM

The reason is that they are all bums including the great grandfather.

burt on November 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

I served with this guy in Afghanistan. He is one of the nicest guys I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Very smart individual. He will do great in any office he decides to run for.

Static21 on November 9, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Ya know, my knee-jerk reaction was “NO MORE BOOOOOOSH!”

But this dude’s really kinda hawt. so….

Maybe more Bush. In a few years.

alwaysfiredup on November 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I admit, I thought the same thing. In the days of the American Idol politician, a little eye candy doesn’t hurt. Caliente!

Mitsouko on November 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Lanceman on November 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM

It was his rational that was outrageously naive.

BL@KBIRD on November 9, 2012 at 11:04 PM

He is, or was 12 years ago, the friend of a friend.

He’s a BINO. If nothing else, the Tea Party caucuses should turn tables and “co-opt” him before the old GOP does.

Ryan-Bush 2016 might be the first ticket ever to pose in Cosmo.

321mdl on November 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

George P is half Mexican, so enough of “Hispanic” talk.

He handled the GOTV for his uncle in 2000 and got 40% of it.

He orchestrated from behind the scenes Ted Cruz support, including all those DC groups and tea partiers (whether they knew it or not)

He has grandma’s rolodex.

Kermit on November 9, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Got 40% of the Hispanic vote

Kermit on November 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

321mdl on November 9, 2012 at 11:43 PM

He already co-opted them

Kermit on November 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

Um, no. All I’m saying is Bush = winners and we have something to learn from that.

thebrokenrattle on November 9, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Good – all you now need to do is to make the GOP, the POB (Party of Bush)…we could start with Jeb Bush in 2016, is it not ? that would indeed be swell.

No one… i repeat no one… helped more in the creation of the Obama legend than George W Bush – he is the single biggest reason we have the Chicago thug as the 44th US President.

Sure, lets have more Bushes run for political office.. it is a great, great idea.after all what says constitutional republic MORE than having one family dominate one of the political parties in a two party system ?

I am sure that you are a big fan of the Kennedy clan too – how did that work out ?

nagee76 on November 10, 2012 at 4:25 AM

Can the family just go away! Many of the problems with the Republican party lies with the Bushes.

Reagan contributed a lot to conservatism. What have the Bushes done for us?

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

They won elections, for one.

Cornell Conservative on November 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Without Ronald Reagan there would never have been a President Bush.

bgibbs1000 on November 10, 2012 at 5:38 AM

Oil Can on November 9, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Weak tea really.

We have ‘royal families’ everywhere.

In entertainment, business, military, politics…

Not saying its right, but its hardly limited to the Bushes and Kennedys.

CorporatePiggy on November 10, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Sad how we have these political dynasties.

Ukiah on November 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM