george-p.-bush.jpg

Are You Ready for Another Bush?

I’m a fan of George W. Bush. I’m not a fan of everything he did in office — see the prescription drug benefit, No Child Left Behind, the bailouts, spending like a Democrat, etc. –but I like him. He’s a good and decent man. I’m a fan of his father, too. He’s a genuine hero. The Bushes have a lot going for them as a political dynasty, and they’ve done more collective good for the nation than most any family you can think of. I’d like to see a generation without any Bushes in office, however.

T…

  1. DutchTex

    The atrocious grammar of the statement is what turns my stomach.  “for sure”  Really?

  2. Pseudodionysius

    Can we at least spice up the ticket by having him run alongside a candidate named Anheuser?

    It would be fun to say:

    “I support Anheuser-Bush”

  3. D.C. McAllister
    C

    Another Bush? No. ‘nuf said.

  4. Pseudodionysius
    Denise McAllister: Another Bush? No. ‘nuf said. · 2 minutes ago

    A bird in the hand…

  5. Aaron Miller
    Shane McGuire

    But tell me whether this quote turns your stomach a little bit, “We for sure are running, the question is the office.” Doesn’t that smack of a person who’s getting in to politics to make it a career?

    Agreed.

    Our corrupt government will not be cleaned up, nationally and locally, without restoring the expectation that politicians be temporary servants of the people and not professional leaders.

  6. Severely Ltd.

    If he got a little Tea Party in him I’d be all for it. Half Hispanic would be helpful.

  7. Shane McGuire
    Severely Ltd.: If he got a little Tea Party in him I’d be all for it. Half Hispanic would be helpful. · 8 minutes ago

    There’s no such thing as “half hispanic,” instead he’s 100% Bush. Besides, we shouldn’t care about that sort of thing. And lastly (most importantly) no Bush will ever get “credit” from the media for being a minority.

  8. EThompson

    The Bushes have a lot going for them as a political dynasty, and they’ve done more collective good for the nation than most any family you can think of.

    Agreed. 

    P. is a 36- year- old attorney and real estate developer; a run for land commissioner is hardly presumptuous. He and his father are much admired here in Florida and I am only envious that as usual, Texas gets most of the good ones!

  9. Shane McGuire
    P. is a 36- year- old attorney and real estate developer; a run for land commissioner is hardly presumptuous. He and his father are much admired here in Florida and I am only envious that as usual, Texas gets most of the good ones! · 0 minutes ago

    I don’t disagree that an ambitious young land developer/lawyer isn’t necessarily presumptuous to run for state-wide office, particularly land commissioner. What turned my stomach was the quote, more than anything, because it’s revealing candor.

    Aside from that, another thing that just irks me a bit, and this may be peculiar to me individually or perhaps to me as a Texan, but our state reps make next to nothing. All the state reps I know either have another job, are retired, or “made it” in some industry. Very few are political legacy kids. There are a lot of talented guys and gals here who have put in the hard fights within the legislature, who have paid their dues, and had to listen to local constituents. I guess I’d rather one of those people be land commissioner.

  10. Skyler

    I think the two Bushes, especially W were good, honest men while in office, at least to the extent that such is possible in such a high office.

    That being said, their socialist policies and their ability to start wars and not win them have been ruinous to the country.  I’ve no problem with starting wars that are needed, but once started there is only one result allowed and they both failed miserably to even try to win. I despise any taint or hint of nobility or classism in my country and I will actively campaign against any Bush who ever runs for an office for which I am a constituent.   I will vote for the devil himself before I will aid another Bush attain office.  And I live in Texas.
  11. EThompson
    Shane McGuire

    P. is a 36- year- old attorney and real estate developer; a run for land commissioner is hardly presumptuous. He and his father are much admired here in Florida and I am only envious that as usual, Texas gets most of the good ones!

    What turned my stomach was the quote, more than anything, because it’s revealing candor.

    Bush suggested he’d be willing to wait his turn politically rather than immediately seeking top positions coveted by others in the state GOP.

    “We’ve said that we want to be team players in the party, providing a younger, fresher vision for our values,” he said in the interview Friday.

    Still can’t detect the arrogance. He spoke only of “running;” no declaration of a slam dunk.

  12. Shane McGuire
    EThompson

    Shane McGuire

    P. is a 36- year- old attorney and real estate developer; a run for land commissioner is hardly presumptuous. He and his father are much admired here in Florida and I am only envious that as usual, Texas gets most of the good ones!

    What turned my stomach was the quote, more than anything, because it’s revealing candor.

    Bush suggested he’d be willing to wait his turn politically rather than immediately seeking top positions coveted by others in the state GOP.

    “We’ve said that we want to be team players in the party, providing a younger, fresher vision for our values,” he said in the interview Friday.

    Still can’t detect the arrogance. He spoke only of “running;” no declaration of a slam dunk. · 0 minutes ago

    Do you see the word “arrogance” in my post?

  13. Fricosis Guy

    I doubt Obamacare covers concurrent Obama and Bush Derangement Syndromes.

  14. Fred Cole

    Not for nothing, but I’m good for presidents named Bush for this lifetime.

  15. Franco

    I would like there to be constitutional amendment barring any child, sibling, or spouse of an ex-President from holding any office in line for the Presidency. President, VP, Speaker of the House, or Secretary of State. I think that is only reasonable considering what we have been dealing with recently. When people bring up Jeb Bush as a possible candidate for Prez, I go ballistic. I don’t care how great people think he would be, it’s simply un-American. I feel the same way about the Kennedy’s and the Clintons.

    I would also like this amendment to apply to Senate seats within a State and governorships.

  16. Mark Krikorian
    C

    No more Bushes, no more Clintons.

  17. Shane McGuire
    Mark Krikorian: No more Bushes, no more Clintons. · 0 minutes ago

    Actually, this could be a good trade between the parties: “We’ll agree to never nominate anyone within 3 degrees of consanguinity to George W. Bush, if you make the same agreement with regard to Bill Clinton.”

    Perhaps we could start eliminating legacy-politicos with this sort of bargaining.

  18. John Grant
    C

    You think George would get credit from Democrats for turning Texas into a place where a national minority is now the majority. I think Jeb is very happy with the huge upsurge in Hispanic immigration to Florida during his time as governor.

    You ignore the fact that both Bush brothers think it is very important to talk about Hispanics; they think it is especially important to promote unlimited immigration from Latin America.

    It was Bush 41 who started talking about the Hispanic blood in his family, way back when he was running for President.

     

    Shane McGuire

    Severely Ltd.: If he got a little Tea Party in him I’d be all for it. Half Hispanic would be helpful. · 8 minutes ago

    There’s no such thing as “half hispanic,” instead he’s 100% Bush. Besides, we shouldn’t care about that sort of thing. And lastly (most importantly) no Bush will ever get “credit” from the media for being a minority. · 1 hour ago

  19. Duane Oyen
    EThompson:The Bushes have a lot going for them as a political dynasty, and they’ve done more collective good for the nation than most any family you can think of.

    Agreed. 

    P. is a 36- year- old attorney and real estate developer; a run for land commissioner is hardly presumptuous. He and his father are much admired here in Florida and I am only envious that as usual, Texas gets most of the good ones! · 1 hour ago

    Yes.  By all accounts, GP is a fine man, and has the right to run his life without the approval of Ricochet.  If he wins, he will have earned it.

    And this is a classy family, in stark contrast to the Kennedys.

  20. Astonishing

     I do like his tan.

    As to the rest of him, hmmm, not so much,  . . . .which means I like him a little more than most polticians.

    He’s no Tom Cotton. But his “resume” is what one would expect, with all the necessary tickets punched.

Want to comment on stories like these? Become a member today!

You'll have access to:

  • All Ricochet articles, posts and podcasts.
  • The conversation amongst our members.
  • The opportunity share your Ricochet experiences.

Join Today!

Already a Member? Sign In