Tuesday, August 4, 2015

On Election Day 2012, about half of voters still blamed George W. Bush for the lingering weakness in the economy. As a political brand, the Bush name may not have gotten you a great speaking slot at the 2012 Republican National Convention, but there’s one thing it’s certainly good for — raising money.

George P. Bush — son of Jeb, nephew of George W. and grandson of H.W. who once referred to P. as one of “the little brown ones” — has announced his intention to run for statewide office in Texas. Which office? He’s not sure. And it doesn’t really matter.

Since he filed his reporting declaration on November 7, Bush has raked in $1,350,489.

In addition to $50,000 from his dad and uncle, P. Bush collected large sums from some of the biggest donors in the Republican Party including Harold Simmons, a Dallas-based businessman reportedly worth more than $9 billion. Simmons, a longtime Rick Perry supporter who has benefited from his relationship with the current governor of Texas, donated at least $10 million to Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS in 2012. As you probably know, Rove’s group spent hundreds of millions of dollars as nearly every candidate they supported lost.

P. Bush is leaning toward seeking the position of Texas Land Commissioner, a provincial role that would obviously be a stepping stone to higher state office. He said he will decide which office to seek when the legislature ends its session in summer.

But just the Bush name was good enough for the 449 donors from 29 states who stepped up to give the next generation of the Bush family a sizable boost as he moves into the family business.

George P. Bush is a private equity investor, a graduate of the University of Texas Law School and a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve. He served six months in Afghanistan using a secret identity.

P. Bush, who in a recent interview mentioned newly elected Tea Party senator Ted Cruz three times, has been active in state politics and criticized the stimulus — calling for fiscal conservatism, though he is related by blood to the man who spent the surplus and left this country with a trillion-dollar deficit.

 Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

  • http://mohammeddressup.com/ I Zheet M’Drawz

    One look at this guy & I’m running for the nearest exit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Jones/827014412 Daniel Jones

    NO! NOT AGAIN! NO MORE!

  • Budjob

    Christ,they either have the genes of rabbits or,they’re cloning these bastards!!

  • http://twitter.com/dougom Douglas Moran

    GO AWAY! Begone! Off to the outer darkness with you! HAVEN’T YOU BASTARDS DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE TO OUR COUNTRY ALREADY?

    Jesus Christ!

  • elw

    Good luck to him, but I wonder how he would do on a National basis with the tainted name of “Bush” on his resume?

  • Diogenes67

    Wow. He served six months in Afghanistan using a secret identity. Can he run for office using a secret identity? Maybe George P. Bush is a secret identity. We should see his long form secret identity certificate to clear this up.

  • Diogenes67

    There is a hint of the Bachmann gaze there.

  • http://twitter.com/MortAlcoil1 Mort Alcoil

    For the love of all that’s holy…. PLEASE, NOOOooooooooooooooo. Final proof that there is in fact, no God. A supreme being wouldn’t, nay COULDN’T be that cruel.

  • Mark_in_VA

    That reads like a headline straight out of “The Onion”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaveAndrews723 Dave Andrews

    Pretty soon the Bush family might catch up with the Kennedys.
    Let’s see, those multi-millionaire Democrats have had at least 8 or 9 offspring run for national political office. Of course, in their cases they are just doing their public duty and “giving back” by becoming “public servants,” right?
    You will never see the left-wing media write a story like this one about the next Kennedy kid to toss his or her hat in the ring, even though they have likely raised just as much money from just as many wealthy friends.

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