Another George Bush in Politics?

Those who recall George P. Bush’s convention speech (not to mention family history) will not be surprised at the following (via the AP):    George P. Bush weighing run in Texas.

The 36-year-old Fort Worth attorney says he is close to settling on campaigning for Texas land commissioner next year. He doesn’t expect to make up his mind until he knows what Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a fellow Republican, decides to do.

"We for sure are running, the question is the office," Bush told The Associated Press during the first interview about his political future since filing paperwork in November to seek elected office in Texas.


Land commissioner traditionally has been a steppingstone to higher office, but Bush said little about any plans to eventually become a national political force.

And an office I have not doubt he would win.

Apparently, the real intrigue is at the higher levels of the state government:

Some have speculated that Bush could challenge Perry for governor — and even if he doesn’t, what Perry decides will trigger political dominos falling.

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  1. rudderpedals says:

    The Walker-Bush dynasty hasn’t worked out for the country. I would wish it to take a lengthy political sabbatical. Unfortunately the young Habsburg has the royal “we” down pat but it’s not clear there’s a there there.

  2. al-Ameda says:

    Hey, it’s Texas … does it matter?

  3. Rafer Janders says:

    I don’t know, “Vote for George Bush: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?” does have a certain ring to it as a political slogan….

  4. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @Rafer Janders: We have a winner!