of a Seed
April 13, 2002
By Teresa Simon-Noble
Rushing East on Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, Florida,
on my way to the I-95 North ramp, I was forced to stop by
the railroad barriers giving the right-of-way to the Southbound
As I turned my head north to look at the oncoming train,
I noticed a billboard posted just outside the tri-rail station.
It read, "Home of the Dorothy Walker Bush Presidential Train
When was Dorothy Walker Bush ever a resident of Florida?
George Herbert Walker Bush was born in Greenwich, Connecticut.
He vacationed with his mother, Dorothy Walker Bush, at their
Kennebunkport, Maine, summer retreat. The family wintered
in Duncannon, South Carolina.
Historically, Dorothy Walker Bush was part of the New England
scene. A woman who excelled in the game of tennis, who taught
her Poppy that winning was important but that he must never
appear to want to be winning. A seed that was planted in her
dear child, and that he apparently transplanted into the game
of politics and transmitted on to his seedling sons.
A lesson he learned so well that it may have been the seed
which begot us the 1979 October surprise; the 1988 dirtiest,
mud-slinging nasty-fest against an unbelieving Michael Dukakis;
the 1992 untrue but malicious, and maliciously planted, gossip
to an Arkansas Court of Law, tying Bill Clinton to a possible
Whitewater connection; and, by Election 2000, to the ruthless
and countless ways in which, beginning with the Jeb Bush/Katherine
Harris team and, ending with the James Baker-Ted Olson-and-the-Felonious
Five team, the Bush Cartel managed to give the boot to the
legitimately elected Al Gore and grab the power of the Presidency,
the White House, and the Oval Office in the most blatant,
bloodless coup d'etat ever perpetratd against this American
What does this bad seed planted in her dearest Poppy by Dorothy
Walker Bush leave us to contend with?
Can Floridians trust that there will be a clean election
while Jeb Bush is Governor of the State of Florida? O! what
is the name of the Texas Candidate now complaining that Texas
Democrats had great difficulty finding, and many could not
find, their polling places in Texas' most recent elections?
Was this a coincidence that the Florida Blueprint on How
To Steal an Election has been repeated in Texas of
all places! Was it more of a Machiavellian plot with the indelible
Bush imprint on it? Is it a fearless promise of what
Janet Reno and Florida democrats can expect come this November?
Do these Bushes have no shame?
Shame? Whoever heard of shame if you must win the game at
all cost while giving the appearance that it does not matter
whether you win or lose the game?
Is this why George Herbert Walker (Poppy) Bush was so well
suited to become the CIA's (or was it the FBI's) director.
I mean, was he already a master of all of that covert stuff
that goes hand-in-had with CIA and FBI operations?
Is this why he had no problems saying that he was out-of-the-loop
in the Iran-Contra scandal, when, in fact, it appears that
he was pretty much in the loop?!
Is this why, or how, the bushes were able to rig the Florida
2000 elections while taking the moral high ground saying that
they had nothing to do with it?
I mean, is this part of the Bush Family Game: Do something
and then say you didn't do it? What a twisted seed indeed
Dorothy Walker Bush's advise to her son has turned out to
Is this why the Bushes "Blow Smoke in our Faces and then
tell us it is Perfume" as Ron Littlepage has written?
Teresa Simon-Noble is a freelance writer. She has worked in
the mental health field for eighteen years.