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.
There's buzz in Texas that GOP heartthrob George P. Bush, son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, is going to run for some yet to be identified office in Texas. That's all well and good, I suppose. The Bush brand of politics has certainly worked here in Texas.
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, as opposed to someone who's getting into politics because he cares about a particular issue (I just added this last clause for clarity)? I don't know anything about George P. Bush other than his pedigree. Wanting to run for office for the sake of getting elected to some state-level position causes me a bit of dyspepsia.
What say you? Can we do without a Bush in office for 30 more years or so? Surely we can make it.