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George Bush Possibly Running For Governor of Texas

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George P. Bush – the son of Jeb.

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He says he is willing to wait his turn if Perry doesn’t decide to step aside, and he sees his Hispanic heritage as a major asset.

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“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.

Bush speaks Spanish, and his mother Columba is from Mexico. Conservatives view George P. Bush on the ballot as a way to solidify support among Hispanics.

A Democrat has not won statewide office in Texas since 1994, but Hispanics tend to vote overwhelmingly Democratic and accounted for two-thirds of Texas’ population growth over the last decade. Bush noted: “We’ll be majority Hispanic in six years.”

“I don’t necessarily agree with the idea that having a candidate of Hispanic origin, or someone who can speak Spanish, can automatically obtain these votes,” Bush said of Hispanics. “Having said that, it’s important tactically to have candidates that understand issues of the community.”

Bush’s mother has said that one of the reasons she and Jeb Bush left Texas for Florida in the 1970s was because she felt like she had experienced racism here. But George P. Bush said, “the way I view it, rather than an issue of discomfort, is economic opportunity.”

“This has been, at least for our generation, the best place to be economically,” he said of Texas and its record of strong job creation.

He said he didn’t think there was more intolerance toward Hispanics in Texas.

“Obviously, I think that issue exists wherever you go,” he said. “I don’t think it’s just unique here.”

Bush said of trying to stand out among his famous political family, “It’s always been the thing of my grandmother to say, `Go out and make a name for yourself’ and that’s something that I’ve followed.”

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  1. MM

    January 13th, 2013

    Just shoot me-will these elites never stop with their entitlement mentality?

    Texans have got to have more sense than that. But if gets the votes…

    From what I recall, W was a pretty good Gov-what happened when he became president?

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 13th, 2013

    No.Thank you. NEXT?

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 13th, 2013

    You know…The more I read about Babs Bush, the less I like her. The things she said about Palin and dismissing her like she was a pretty doll just made my eye twitch.

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  4. Jon

    January 13th, 2013

    Oh good, another one. Let me guess, he thinks the GOP should be softer on immigration, abortion, gay marriage and government spending?

    Oh and one more guess: he thinks we need to be more inclusive and a “big tent party”?

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  5. Nash Montana

    January 13th, 2013

    Enough Bush already!

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  6. eternal cracker p

    January 13th, 2013

    I wonder what the P. stands for.

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  7. DaveVA

    January 13th, 2013

    No more compassionate conservatism

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  8. Mexico

    January 13th, 2013

    Open borders.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 13th, 2013

    This country does not need another Kennedy family.

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  10. venturaguy

    January 13th, 2013

    NO

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  11. Jerry Manderin

    January 13th, 2013

    @Mary Jane Anklestraps.

    Me too. And the older she gets, the more she looks like a man.

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  12. 99th Squad Leader

    January 13th, 2013

    Time to face facts. The Bush clan are progressives.
    The greater good-by their definition is all that matters to them.
    The Bush family are not true conservatives.

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  13. phil.arbeit

    January 13th, 2013

    George Prescott Garnica Bush is an attorney.

    I think America has had enough Bushs’, er Bush’, er Bushes, er Bush’s in politics, to last my lifetime.

    Bonus, he’s an attorney. Haven’t had one of those in national office for a while. Imagine what ONE of those would do in the Congress or White House…/SARC

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  14. sablegsd

    January 13th, 2013

    “Conservatives view George P. Bush on the ballot as a way to solidify support among Hispanics.”

    No. GOP rino “elites” view gpbush.latinversion as a way to solidify support among illegal alien invaders. Conservative’s don’t want anything to do with any more bushes.

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  15. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 13th, 2013

    And they always have to start with, “See see? I’m half Mexican, brown like you!” Or “My wife is hispanic, just like you” or “My community…” Oh STFU I’M in your community, too. I don’t go by my COLOR. I’m a citizen, you asshole. And THAT’S what you’re supposed to care about.

    Did Jeb marry for love or expedience?
    This all smells like the crap the royals do in Europe.

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  16. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 13th, 2013

    Jerry Manderin,
    The woman always looked like the Quaker Oats man to me. There. I said it, and I’m GLAD. :)

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  17. Dadof3

    January 13th, 2013

    Even tho I’m the Texan, MJA says it all for me.

    We’re doomed if the same game is being continued.

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  18. Dadof3

    January 13th, 2013

    OMGYHGTBFKM was my first reaction.

    I’m sure you can figure it out.

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  19. bitterclinger

    January 13th, 2013

    This Bushie always look cross-eyed.

    No Jeb, No Geprge P., no moar. Please.

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  20. Whitey Bulger

    January 13th, 2013

    No more of their crap! I had enough of them. When Laura Bush came out and demanded that we accept Homosexual Marriage, that was the last straw! If the Rinos get their way in 2016, I will sit out the election!

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  21. bubba

    January 13th, 2013

    bubba says if he wants to serve the country, the Marines are looking for a few good men.

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  22. Helldogger

    January 13th, 2013

    Well it looks like the “will the Bushes p
    lease go to hell” have it. I’ll second that. Well more like 53rd it.

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  23. bubba

    January 13th, 2013

    bubba says to whitey b. that you can’t change things by sitting outside and looking inside.

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  24. Billy Fuster

    January 13th, 2013

    Texas threatens to secede. George gets a call from the international bankers. “George we need you to reign these ne’er-do-wells in.” George replies, “Yes master, can I lick your balls too?”

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  25. ldomin

    January 13th, 2013

    We do miss the Bushes, but not to that extent. Thank you.

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  26. Bad Brad

    January 13th, 2013

    We’ve all been am Bushed enough. I too want too beat the Bush. Maybe a Bird in the hand is not better then one in the Bush. I just feel Bush wacked. I’m Bushed. Please shave that thing.

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  27. Blacksmith8

    January 13th, 2013

    Please, if you will it, GOD consider not what I truly deserve
    BUT
    save me from this evil, this pain, the blight on the soul of my country.

    In your name we pray
    AMEN.

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  28. KF

    January 13th, 2013

    The only possible way this could be worse is if Chelsea Clinton got divorced and married a Bush and then their kid ran for POTUS.

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  29. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 13th, 2013

    Bush fatigue FAR outweighs any possible hispanic connection, of which would not translate into any hispanic votes.

    Obumphuk already demonstrated that hispanics don’t give a rat’s rear end what ethnicity you are, just as long as you give them free shit.

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  30. Carlos The Jackal

    January 13th, 2013

    I can’t think of a single reason why another bush, or another clinton, or another kennedy would be an asset to our Republic.
    Enough already.

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  31. scr_north

    January 14th, 2013

    It’s really time for the Bush family to exit the political stage. They run the risk of being accused of being Kennedy-like in their almost imperial ambitions. Besides, I never thought I’d hear a Bush (even one related by marriage) throw the race card.

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  32. Death_By_Farts

    January 14th, 2013

    When people tell me happy Cinco de mayo, I tell them to fuck off.

    If the French had beaten the mexicans in that war, we’d have south Canada instead of Mexico…Would any of you have any objections to that?

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  33. Jack Daniels

    January 14th, 2013

    @Death_By_Farts,

    No objection really. I have always wondered though, how different things could have been had it not been for the friggin loyalists and the french that became Canada.

    Would have been one hell of a nation…..

    But then the question you have to ask yourself is; Would you want to deal with the whiny french like we have had to for the last 100 years????

    half a dozen of one, six of another….

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  34. L

    January 14th, 2013

    I find it ironic, that his middle initial stands for Prescott, since the original Prescott Bush (W’s Grandfather), helped with the financing so the Nazi’s could build their war machines, prior to the start of WWII. Yes folks, the Bush family is one of the sources for the money that enabled Hitler to make war and kill/maim millions of people.

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