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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:05 PM

Republicans pin their hopes on a third George Bush

Republicans pin their hopes on a third George Bush
Grandson of one President and nephew of another signals that he is ready to run for political office
Nikhil Kumar
Sunday 25 November 2012

It has been less than a month since Mitt Romney was forced to abandon his 1,118-word victory speech, but already the Grand Old Party has begun the search for its great new hope, with many Republican heads turning in the direction of Texas and the name Bush... George Bush.

This isn't a flashback. Nephew and grandson of ex-Presidents George W and George H W respectively, the young GOP dynast in question is George P Bush, the son of former Florida Governor (and potential presidential runner) Jeb Bush.

Even as talk turns to his father's ambitions for 2016, 36-year old George's decision to file preliminary paperwork to run for office in Texas in 2014 has whetted the appetite of more than a few Republican strategists. The Lone Star State was, after all, his uncle George W's springboard to the White House.

As if this pedigree wasn't enough, the P in his name is for Prescott, as in Senator Prescott Sheldon Bush, the first President Bush's father. George the youngest is also half Hispanic. His mother, and Jeb Bush's ex-wife, Columba Garnica Gallo, is a naturalised citizen originally from Mexico.

More:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/republicans-pin-their-hopes-on-a-third-george-bush-8349081.html

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Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
monmouth3 Nov 2012 #1
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #8
KansDem Nov 2012 #2
Laurian Nov 2012 #3
oldhippydude Nov 2012 #4
Dubster Nov 2012 #5
yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2012 #6
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #7
madinmaryland Nov 2012 #9
Jennicut Nov 2012 #11
union_maid Nov 2012 #10
Hekate Nov 2012 #12
DFW Nov 2012 #13
lunatica Nov 2012 #14
Overseas Nov 2012 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:09 PM

1. Jeb and Columba are divorced???? Who knew?....n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:42 PM

8. I just googled them and they are still married.

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. The last time the Republicans won the White House...

...without Richard Nixon or a member of Bush family on its ticket was 1928.

In 2016, that will be 88 years...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:10 PM

3. Hmmm. I didn't know Jeb was divorced from George P's mother.

When did that happen? After his tenure as Governor of Florida?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 05:12 PM

4. of course they are going to have to fight the inevitable

Texas turning blue under his feet

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:25 PM

5. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:32 PM

6. turdblossom is probably getting an erecti*n,

just thinking about becoming his brain!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:36 PM

7. Apocalypse

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:34 PM

9. White-check; male-check; 1%'er-check; family dynasty-check;

Looks like a perfect repuke.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:22 PM

11. Well, he is actually part Hispanic through his mother, Columba Bush.

But male, 1% and family dynasty, yes.
And Republican all the way.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:25 PM

10. So far it's been a case of diminishing returns

If you didn't just love George H.W. Bush, you probably loathed George W. Bush. What could we expect out of #3? It doesn't bear thinking about.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:21 AM

12. Why doesn't the GOP just have Tiffany's make him a gold crown...

... and stop pretending?

My gods.

Hekate

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:44 AM

13. At least you can't accuse them of being inconsistent

Besides, Karl Rove has to do SOMETHING with himself......

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:48 AM

14. The teabaggeratti will make mince meat of him

Just like they have of every so-called 'moderate' Republican.

But by all means go for it Jebby. Or as President Obama would say, "Please continue Governor."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:10 AM

15. Scary K&R.

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