Of course, Prescott Bush did have that fiasco that his bank, when he was working on Wall Street, had ties to Hitler and the Nazi Party. However, aside from this, Prescott came from a different era where there was no Tea Party or power hungry GOP like they are today.
Nowadays, one of his great grandchildren, is officially campaigning for office.
No, not George W. Bush. Not even Jeb Bush. It's George Prescott Bush, Jeb Bush's son!
Recently I had written a blog diary on Daily Kos on George P. Bush's candidacy for.... get this: Land Commissioner of Texas.
Well now there's the latest on George Bush's campaign:
Per the Associated Press (reference in Houston Chronicle), Bush is expected to make a speech today at the Texas Legislative Conference:This is amazing. George Bush raised $1.3 million in the first two months since announcing his candidacy for Land Commissioner in Texas.
NEW BRAUNFELS — George Prescott Bush is expected to make his first public speech as a political candidate in Texas.
Bush was scheduled Friday to deliver the keynote address at the Texas Legislative Conference. The 36-year-old nephew of former President George W. Bush has not spoken publicly since formally announcing his run for Texas Land Commissioner earlier this month.
Bush first filed paperwork in November with the Texas Ethics Commission signifying he would run for statewide office in 2014. He raised an impressive $1.3 million in those first two months.
Medicaid and transportation in Texas are among the issues lawmakers and policy analysts will tackle at the New Braunfels conference.
But that's not it, Bush has been busy in recent weeks raising even more cash!
What Hyannis Port is to the Kennedys, Greenwich is to the Bushes.Yep, no going door-to-door to mingle with average voters of Texas. Typical Bush family approach to campaigning. Gotta cozy up with the fat cats with the big dough.
And now the fourth-generation flag-bearer for one of the nation’s most powerful political families is about to make his debut in the fertile stomping grounds of his grandfather and great-grandfather.
George P. Bush, who this week filed paperwork to run for land commissioner in his home state of Texas, often used as a steppingstone for higher office, has chosen Greenwich for one of his first major fundraisers, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers has learned.
For $1,000 per person, you can get a roundtable audience April 11 with the eldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at the Dairy Road home of Chris and Carina Crain. There’s also a $250 per person general reception option afterward.
But wait, Bush is heading to California for more cash: And he's running for Land Commissioner of Texas!
SACRAMENTO --It may well be the most sophisticated campaign for land commissioner in American history.$10,000 per couple eh? That's a lot of money to give away.
George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the nephew and grandson of former presidents, is going into the family business, with a run for state land commissioner in Texas. But a new fundraising solicitation making its way around California circles shows this is not your every day local race.
The solicitation comes from the desk of some California financial heavyweights who are helping the latest Bush to burst onto the political scene to raise some campaign cash. Among them are Jerry Perenchino, former head of Univision, who has been one of California’s largest Republican donors in recent years; Brad Freeman and his venture capitalist partner Ron Spogli; and Wayne Hughes, head of Public Storage.
All of them helped President George W. Bush raise campaign cash during his two presidential runs. Now, they are helping his nephew organize a May fundraising dinner at Freeman’s Brentwood home.
Judging from the fundraising pitch, it’s clear they have big plans for the latest member of the Bush dynasty. “George P. Bush has a bright future in front of him and this election in 2014 is the first step,” the letter says. "He is fluent in Spanish and can energize a new and vital generation of fiscal conservatives.”
The price to be a part of that future is $10,000 per couple.
But energize a new and vital generation of fiscal conservatives? Oh yeah, the same fiscal "conservatives" or at least followers of fiscal "conservatives" that voted for bills that continued to overtime increase the U.S. deficit and debt because of the Iraq War?
Ahhh, wait, the Tea Party conservatives! That's who George Bush is appealing to! Believe it or not, Bush is a rock star:
GRAPEVINE - The nephew of former President George W. Bush headlines a local North Texas Republican fundraiser - along with one of the state's most strident conservative voices.And Bush is also a regular Twitter user so it's only appropriate he appears on washed-up actress-turned Tea Party activist Janine Turner's radio show, she announces it via Twitter and he goes right back and Tweets again: TWICE
George Prescott Bush is seen as a potential future star and the latest member of the Republican Party's most prominent families to enter GOP politics. His father is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and his uncle and grandfather are former presidents.
The 36-year-old Bush is to speak Saturday at the Denton County Republican Party's Lincoln-Reagan dinner. The master of ceremonies is U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, an East Texas Republican and tea party firebrand.
Bush has crisscrossed the state and is raising money for a run at statewide office next year. Saturday's event allows him to meet tea party voters critical in Republican primaries.
Excited to have @georgepbush on my show today! 6pmE/5pmC Listen via Houston's KPRC AM 950, XM 166 or iHeart Radio (search KPRC/select 950)— Janine Turner (@JanineTurner) March 21, 2013
So all this fundraising and publicity for a run for.... Land Commissioner?
Oh yeah, he's a Bush. Gotta put his name out there!
Or maybe George Bush just wants to beat the growing grassroots effort among Texas Democrats to fire up the Hispanic and Latino base in the state, by the charisma of his father, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Doesn't Prescott look and sound a lot like his father?