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Just when you thought you were safe away from the Bush family, a member of the family has now all of a sudden gotten the brass to file to run for office.

No, it's not George W. Bush.

No, it's not Jeb Bush.

It's George Prescott Bush.

Wait, wasn't George P. Bush the late father of former President George H.W. Bush and the more moderate Republican back in the day when it was hip to be a moderate Republican in Congress?

Pardon me.  No, that was Prescott Sheldon Bush, the late U.S. Senator from Connecticut.  Prescott Bush, if you know your history, was strongly pro-choice and a big ally in helping President Dwight Eisenhower's Interstate Highway System, a model for major infrastructure improvement then in the 1950's and a motivator for President Barack Obama in working with Democrats in Congress to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009.  Prescott Bush even fought against McCarthyism.  

Yes, back during Prescott Bush's days, he was a sane Bush although he had his skeletons.  As director of the Union Banking Corporation (before he became U.S. Senator), he was accused of being a Nazi sympathizer as the bank was holding the gold in support of leaders in the Nazi Party.

However, we're no longer in Prescott Bush's years and we're no longer talking about him.

Instead, we are talking about George Prescott Bush, the son of former two-term Florida Governor Jeb Bush.


Behold, the annoucement per Politico:

The state of Texas may get another George Bush on the ballot.
George Prescott Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew of former Texas governor and ex-President George W. Bush, has filed preliminary paperwork to run for office in the Lone Star state in 2014. That leaves the new Bush poised to become a key face in the next generation of Republican politicians.
This is worth noting.  George Prescott Bush is poised to become a "key face" in the next generation of Republican politicians.

I'm really not sure what this means other than to say George P. Bush is can and will run for higher office than even the one he's planning to run for now.  It's in the blood for the Bush family.  Given the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency not once but twice, the barrier for a man of mixed race or a non-Caucasian ethnicity has been broken and George P. Bush will be able to run in a future campaign for President of the United States.  He's a bit older than the legal minimum age to run for presidency.  Hell, why doesn't he run now?

Wait, he needs experience.  No, not LOADS of experience but just Barack Obama level experience.

Yeah, right.

Bush, a 36-year-old attorney — who’s served in Afghanistan in the U.S. Navy and helped with the GOP’s Hispanic outreach in Texas — is both a promising politician on the Texas stage and a young Hispanic voice in a party that is figuring out how to mend its image with the country’s growing Latino population.
Last week, Bush’s father emailed supporters a fundraising missive, stating that his son is most likely to seek the office of Texas land commissioner in 2014, which is widely seen as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.
Trey Newton, a political strategist for Bush’s campaign, said no firm decision has been made on which office Bush ultimately will seek, but that land commissioner is certainly on the list.
“Absolutely, he is looking at the Land Commissioner office,” Newton said. “He’s drawn to the agency, he’s studied the agency and he likes the agency.”
A promising politician, sure.  OH YES, George P. Bush is being noted as a promising politician.  Not a person who can make a difference in people's lives but a promising "politician."  Gee, who knew?

One thing us Kossacks cannot do.  We cannot call George P. Bush...  Wait, let's just get rid of the George Bush name and just call the guy Prescott.

Ok.  That's better.  Anyway, back to what I was talking about.  One thing us Kossacks cannot do is call Prescott a chickenhawk or a draft dodger.  Prescott served in Afghanistan in the U.S. Navy so obviously he's got the right moves.  He's more George H.W. Bush than George W. Bush.  Obviously he's not a fool.

And Prescott is the son of mother who is a naturalized citizen from Mexico.  That and being the son of the brother of the man who is the worst U.S. President in history adds a bit of mix into his background.

And really, what better way to reach out to the Cuban, Hispanic and Latino community than to have a Bush who happens to be apart of your own color?

Also, it appears that Prescott did marry his law school classmate, Amanda Williams, in  Kennebunkport, Maine.  Isn't that where George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush live?

SEE?  Prescott is George H.W. Bush lite after all.  Maybe his model isn't Dubya but H.W. himself.  Check this snapshot out per Politico:


There is Prescott walking with George H.W. Bush as he was just recently inaugurated as President of the United States in January 1989.  Doesn't he look cute?  hahaha

Ok.  Enough of that.  Now moving back to today where Prescott is now a grown adult.

God, the actual ability of Prescott to reach out to the Cuban, Hispanic and Latino community.  I can just imagine Prescott saying:


Now given Prescott is a man of color, he does have a lot to deal with as being the next generation of stars in the Republican Party.

On the other hand, Prescott is quite the expert when it comes to being on the issues:

If there is any question about his politics, Bush started at today’s forum by quoting Ronald Reagan: “Some of the most dangerous words you’ll ever hear in your life are, `Don’t worry, I’m from the government, I’m here to help.”
So then, Prescott, why do you want to be Land Commissioner in Texas?
“Governor Romney is a known job creator — I think people have an impression of Bain Capital as this big, bad organization,” he said. Once people get to know his record, he said, “People will see that we’re on the winning side.”
Given Bain Capital's recent controversies with being anti-worker, Prescott will certainly have an uphill battle in winning over the Hispanic community as a lot of Hispanics are heavily pro-union, even certain conservative Hispanics.  He is right though that Bain Capital is this big, BAD organization.  Oh it's bad alright.

As for Mitt Romney being a known job creator?  Eh, that certainly helped him with his run for presidency this year.  AHEM  It helped him with his defeat earlier this month.

It ultimately “comes down to family values, job creation and the growth of our economy,” George P. Bush said. “These are issues that our party does fairly well on… I think we win on those discussions.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  Oh man, I'm cracking up.  This kid is 36 years old, he's been around long enough that he can't bother to catch up to what a number of credible economists are saying about the improving U.S. economy these days and why Obama's efforts in stopping the tide of economic downturns have worked and are enabling the U.S. to grow.

Let's see:

Ohio adds 100,000 jobs this past year

Ohio ranks as the fourth-best state in the country for growing jobs in the past year, adding 100,000 new jobs as of June, according to a report.

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia managed to expand their employment bases during the past year, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Leading the way is California, which had hemorrhaged more than 1 million jobs between 2007 and 2011. California launched a significant turnaround by adding 279,100 nonfarm positions between June 2011 and the same month in 2012.

Three other states have added at least 100,000 jobs since mid-2011: Texas (up 231,800), New York (up 136,900) and Ohio (up 100,000). The first two states weathered the recession in fairly good shape, while the latter is starting to pick itself off the floor after experiencing heavy industrial losses.

GM adds 800 new jobs in June 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- General Motors announced plans Friday to add a third shift at its SUV plant in Arlington, Texas, as the company continues to ramp up production after deep cuts during the financial crisis.

The additional shift will keep the facility running around the clock, and will generate roughly 800 additional jobs, GM (GM, Fortune 500) said.

The Arlington plant produces Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades. GM said demand for full-size SUVs remains "stable," though sales of the Escalade, Yukon and Tahoe are down so far in 2012 versus last year.

GM to add 1,500 information tech jobs in Michigan

(Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Monday it will create 1,500 jobs at a new software development center in Michigan as part of the U.S. automaker's previously announced plan to shift information technology work back into the company.
GM said it will hire the software developers, database experts, analysts and other IT positions over the next four years for the office in Warren, Michigan. It is the second of four software development centers GM plans to open, following one it announced last month in Austin, Texas.

In July, the Detroit automaker said it would reverse years of outsourcing IT work. GM now outsources about 90 percent of its IT services and provides the rest in-house, but it wants to flip those figures in the next three to five years.

The IT overhaul is spearheaded by GM Chief Information Officer Randy Mott, who outlined the plan to GM's 1,500 IT employees in June. The former Hewlett-Packard Co executive believes the moves will make GM more efficient and productive.

Florida adds 4,200 construction jobs in 12 months:

Construction employment in Florida increased slightly from September 2011 to September 2012, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.
Florida added 4,200 construction jobs, an increase of 1.3 percent, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

The data showed that 22 states, plus the District of Columbia, added construction jobs in the past 12 months, while 28 states lost construction jobs.

Texas added the most construction jobs at 32,800, and Alaska lost the most, 2,400

Oh and this coming from the reddest state in the U.S.  Companies in Oklahoma are planning on adding 1,000 new jobs in the energy industry:

Seven northeastern Oklahoma companies, most of them in the energy industry, may gain up to a total $30 million in payroll tax rebates if they follow through on creating more than 1,000 jobs over several years, the state's Quality Jobs Program announced Friday.

NGL Energy Partners LP, New Dominion LLC, Gunnebo Johnson Corp. and Nemaha Oil & Gas Operating LLC, all based in Tulsa, joined Phillips 66, Apache Corp. and Piping Enterprise Co. as the latest enrollees in the state incentive program.

Phillips 66 and Apache are based in Houston but have significant offices in Bartlesville and Tulsa, respectively, while Piping Enterprise is in Sand Springs.

Apache Corp., one of the nation's biggest independent oil and gas producers, is eligible for up to $5.5 million if it adds 75 jobs at its Tulsa offices. The Houston-based company announced plans to expand its Tulsa regional headquarters after acquiring 254,000 net acres in the liquids-rich Anadarko Basin earlier this year.

"Since January we've already hired about 119 people, most of those in Oklahoma," said Rob Johnstone, central region vice president for Apache, which has maintained a Tulsa office since 1955.

"Oklahoma has already made itself the easiest state in the United States to operate to drill wells," he said. "The Oklahoma Quality Jobs thing is another incentive on top of that."

The energy boom is lifting Oklahoma economically, but Johnston warned that the state's elementary and secondary education system desperately needs attention to help attract "quality" jobs.

Now how can Prescott argue that the Republican Party is really credited for the rise in number of jobs being added in states that I just mentioned?  Sure, all the above states cited in the articles have Republican Governors but is it REALLY their doing?

I think Prescott has some explaining to do.

In the meantime, we can take a look at Prescott's shot to fame:

Originally posted to pipsorcle on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM PST.

Also republished by TexKos-Messing with Texas with Nothing but Love for Texans.


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  •  I don't like the Bushes (3+ / 0-)
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    Chitown Kev, Brian A, FindingMyVoice

    But they were the last the politicians the Republican Party had that knew how to win.

    •  They didn't know how to win. (7+ / 0-)

      The reason GW Bush was nominated in 2000 was because his brother Jeb had been thrown off schedule by losing an election earlier, and GW lost the presidential election and had to steal it through his father's SCOTUS cronies to take office.  Then they massively suppressed the vote in 2004, and we did them a favor by nominating John Kerry instead of Wes Clark.  And GW Bush's time in office is almost unanimously regarded (by sane people, of course) as the single most criminal and disgraceful in all of American history.  With all that wealth, power, and ruthlessness, they still manage to constantly fuck up and leave themselves open to any remotely credible opposition.

      "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

      by Troubadour on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:48:51 AM PST

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      •  John Kerry was not a mistake (3+ / 0-)
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        Brian A, Munchkn, annieli

        He just didn't want to fight back against attacks on his military service because he didn't want to open up old wounds.  Veterans like Kerry think it's best not to stoop down to the chickenhawks' level.  However, not fighting back against Bush and his 2004 campaign team (as well as the fraudulent Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth) made the race more of a nail bitter than it should have been.

        In fact, I myself and a number of those working for the Kerry campaign in 2004 believed the national campaign was just not run well.  Kerry's ground operations in the primaries were outstanding but neither he nor even Mary Beth Cahill really thought outside the box enough in mounting prompt attacks against the Bush campaign or even keeping up with that campaign's ground game.  Remember, campaigns for Democrats were run more by Washington insiders, not by real grassroots organizers like those in Obama's election and re-election campaigns.

        In fact, it has been argued that Kerry lost the election at the moment when the new Obama Bin Laden video popped up.  Immediately after the debates, Kerry had momentum but then the Bin Laden video really shut it down for him.

        Kerry had great experience, both military, foreign policy and knowledge.  He has been and always will be a bright  Democrat and one who never gives up in a debate.  He would have made an outstanding President.

        Hell, I still want Kerry to run again but I know at this point in his life, he'd rather stay out of the picture.  I don't blame him.

        •  Kerry was a mistake (2+ / 0-)
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          annieli, NonnyO

          because we had the option of Wes Clark, who would have generated quite a bit of the grassroots excitement that instead had to wait for Obama.  In the all-too-brief time of his campaign, Clark created a profoundly diverse grassroots coalition that convinced none other than Michael Moore to sign on board, and I remember being personally stunned by Clark's speeches myself.  

          Unfortunately, the Bushies saw him coming and knew he was the biggest threat, so they had their media properties savage him with utterly insane attacks in order to crush his campaign in its infancy - no "I Have A Scream" moment necessary: They just threw the kitchen sink at him and basically made shit up out of thin air to make him sound irrelevant and inept.  Wouldn't have worked once he'd been given the platform of a nomination, but it certainly convinced a lot of ignorant Democratic primary voters.  He could have saved us from four years of George W. Bush if we'd known what the hell we were doing.

          "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

          by Troubadour on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:20:57 PM PST

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          •  No he wasn't a threat (0+ / 0-)

            Seriously, I met John Kerry and believe me, you wouldn't want a debate with him.  The problem with Kerry was he was too ingrained in Washington insider politics,.  Even Wesley Clark would have had a lot of fighting to deal with within the Democratic Party if he ended up becoming the 2004 Democratic Presidential nominee.  Clark's problem was that he just wasn't prepared for the battles in the campaign and he also entered in the race must too late.  By that time, Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt, John Kerry and John Edwards were already big heavyweights.  Clark just had a major uphill battle although I agree, his grassroots campaign was strong.  I also give Michael Moore strong credit for introducing Clark.

            Besides, you shouldn't bag on Kerry anyway.  He is after all the one who selected Barack Obama to be the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  Would this have happened if Wesley Clark was the nominee?

  •  There have been several diaries (3+ / 0-)

    about George P. Bush filing papers for elective of those diaries is mine, in fact, but this one is the most detailed.

    I actually like that picture of Senior with his grandson even if it's at some upper crusty school (I assume)

    and The Bushes are pretty much the only Republicans in the Party that have a history of winning a good chunk of the Hispanic vote, so the truth may be that the GOP needs the Bushes more than the Bushes need the GOP

    •  CK - the building in the picture looks like (1+ / 0-)
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      the rear of the White House, but I could be wrong.

      One thing that George P can do is campaign in Spanish, which will help him in Texas. My guess is that given the name recognition, and fund raising ability, he isn't going to have much trouble winning the race for Land Commissioner.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:11:19 PM PST

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      •  and probably not too much trouble winning (0+ / 0-)

        the Governorship at some point...or any statewide office that he Texas that is.

        •  Chitown Kev - Land Commissioner (1+ / 0-)
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          as a place to hang out until Perry leaves? It's a real possibility.

          "let's talk about that"

          by VClib on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 01:33:04 PM PST

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          •  Pretty good job (1+ / 0-)
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            at least according to aspects of the job description I'm looking at.

            Although do you really want a Bush in charge of this?

            The Texas General Land Office is the lead state agency for managing disaster recovery grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Highly experienced in disaster recovery, the Land Office coordinated the cleanup of the Texas coast after hurricanes Dolly and Ike, and is the administrator for long-term recovery efforts for these hurricanes as well as for the 2011 wildfires. The agency's management of disaster recovery grants gives local communities a single contact, cuts red tape, and reduces administrative costs.

            The State received 2 separate allocations of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from HUD totaling $3.1 billion for Hurricanes Dolly and Ike. The distribution occurs in three main phases: Round 1, Round 2.1, and Round 2.2. Housing funds are administered locally by 18 different subrecipients across the impacted region, and non-housing funds contracted to more than 200 grantees for infrastructure projects and economic development activities.

            Recently, the State of Texas received another allocation of $31,319,686 in CDBG funds from HUD as disaster recovery assistance for wildfires that occurred between August 30, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The State has been directed by HUD to target at least 80% of this assistance to Bastrop County.

            •  Although truthfully (1+ / 0-)
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              Not only would a natural disaster be the absolute last thing I would expect for George P. Bush (aka "the little brown one") fuck up, I would expect that if such a disater hit the Governor of Texas would allow GPB to get the facetime.

    •  Um, that's the west colonnade of the White House (1+ / 0-)
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      Poppy and George P are strolling through the Rose Garden.

      Just because you're not a drummer doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time. -- T. Monk

      by susanala on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:12:10 PM PST

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  •  In other news, Adolf P. Hitler (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, NonnyO

    is seen as a promising politician in Germany, and Pol. R. Pot is considering running for local office in Cambodia.  

    I realize it's a bit of a dick move to judge people by their family, but that family is such a rogue's gallery of traitorous sons of bitches that one would have to be obtuse to even consider the candidacy of such a person if they were not running as a Democrat on a platform of having George W. Bush extradited to the Hague.

    "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

    by Troubadour on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 11:53:16 AM PST

  •  I can't find the correct link (1+ / 0-)
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    but I know he (George P) was in some trouble for harassing/stalking/something a girl back in his youth. As a Bush, he is still not old enough to be finished with his "youthful indiscretion" years until he is about 60. Well, if you don't count Neil.

    It would be fantastic if P were to recognize that he could accomplish so much more by accumulating gobs of wealth and then funding humanitarian efforts. Being POTUS is a nice trophy to place on the mantel, but why not look beyond the family's politics business and instead take the reins of the family's wealth-amassing biz?

    Enough with the fucking dynasty shit.

    •  Oh good heavens (2+ / 0-)
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      happymisanthropy, Munchkn

      Is there ANY Bush in the family that's clean?  Seriously.

      •  No. Seriously. (0+ / 0-)

        If I never hear the name of anyone in that family ever again for the rest of my life, I can go to my grave when I'm 100 a happy and contented woman (33+ years from now).

        IF someone in our judiciary ever got smart and decided to try Dumbya and Dickie for perjury and illegal and unconstitutional wars and war crimes (as they should have done no later than early '02 when they were first threatening to invade Iraq and/or Afghanistan when impeachment proceedings should have started immediately), I'd make an exception to hearing their names.

        Otherwise, no.  Banish them to outer Slobovia, for all I care.  Don't want to see or hear them ever again.  Let them become mole people and hide in the dark behind closed and shuttered doors and windows.

        They shamed our country, many people died for lies to make them richer; they made me ashamed to call myself an American.


        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:41:54 PM PST

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  •  hasn't the Bush family... (5+ / 0-)

    done enough damage to this country already?

    (P.S. And what in the world does a "land commissioner" do?)

  •  Republished to TexKos (0+ / 0-)

    where we always think we've seen the worst of it, and we're always proven wrong ;-)

    Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

    by cassandracarolina on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:43:40 PM PST

  •  P will have to live down his unfortunate nickname (0+ / 0-)

    Piscine  Molitor Patel known to his schoolmates had the good sense to change his nickname from Pissing to Pi.

    •  You're cracking me up man (0+ / 0-)

      Seriously.  Are the Bushes so enamored with such nostalgia that they have to name their children names of previous office holders?  

      I mean, was it such a problem to name the guy Jorge?  What about Sergio?  Juan?  Mario?  Oh how about Esidro?

      Nah, the Bushes want their children to have "American" or "Bush" sounding names.

  •  George Foreman Grill & Sons Bush (0+ / 0-)
    George Foreman III
    Freeda Foreman
    Georgetta Foreman
    George Foreman Jr.
    Michi Foreman
    George Foreman IV
    Leola Foreman
    George Foreman VI
    Isabella Brandie Lilja Foreman
    Natalia Foreman
    George Foreman V

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 03:02:49 PM PST

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