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130115102141_george-p-bushYep it’s a bit like groundhog day, but this is a different Bush, albeit from that same family of oligarchical deadwood that insists on imposing itself on the nation’s political leadership.

Not content with ol Senator Prescott Bush, or his son President George Herbert Walker Bush, or his non-entity grandson President George W Bush or his brother Governor Jeb Bush we see yet another Bush (Bushbaby anyone?) step out blinking into the well greased glare of corporate handouts and lobby managed public appearances.

Oh yes, George Prescott Bush, the grandson of one former president and nephew of another and son of a Governor filed with the Texas Republican Party against  former El Paso Democratic Mayor John Cook is running against Bush in next November’s election.

They’re vying to replace Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who is running for Lieutenant Governor.

Bush baby comes with significant relevant baggage in Texas, as uncle former President George W. Bush, was also Texas governor.

George P. has worked to damp down lofty expectations as he seeks a relatively little-known post.  That said it’s a good start into the curriculum honorium.  The Texas GOP has touted him and his family’s famous political surname as key to wooing Hispanic voters.  His swarthy skin, Hispanic ancestry and good Spanish all seen as a way the same old oligarchy will be holding the chains of power in the middle of the century.  Carter, Nixon, Quayle, Kennedy, Clinton will all be there.

And in America hereditary has no place in Politics?

Copyright David Macadam 2013

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