Sunday, 6 July 2014

Bush: Version3

First we had George H Bush, then we had the son George W Bush and waiting in the wings is yet another Bush, this one is called Jeb and is generally considered to be the brains of the Bush family although judging by what we have seen so far that's not saying much as all.     
Unfortunately for Jeb, his dad started the war with Saddam and his brother then went and hung him so he can't carry on that particular family trait but if Jeb decides not to run for President in 2016, the Bush nepotism will go on with Jeb’s son, George P Bush, almost certain to be elected to office in Texas this year.
Despite some Bush family law that seems to state that in each generation, one of them must be called George, they are all Texans except Jeb who is a Floridian, having served two terms as governor and they are all fully paid up members of the God-squad with Jeb admitting that during his time in office he 'tried to act on my faith as best as I could' which echo's his brothers 'God told me to do it' line to the Palestinian foreign minister regarding the Afghanistan war. 
Jeb (real name John Ellis Bush which makes his name John Ellis Bush Bush) has been described as more conservative than his brother and as GWB was one of the most furthest right wing Presidents in memory, we can only hope that Jeb's role in Presidential Election is confined to being in the right place when his brother required the Florida vote in 2000, hanging chads and all that.


Nog said...

The Bushes aren't Texans! They're what especially grumpy and old Texans might call "carpet-bagging Yankees".

On a more serious note, I'm not sure I buy this "Jeb Bush is a crazy conservative" stuff. Both of the prior Bush presidents were centrists. From what I hear, Jeb Bush is a centrist or maybe even center-left on the only issue that I've heard big controversy, immigration.

Blair was part of the Labor Party, and nobody calls him a Conservative because he joined in on Iraq. Similarly, you can't ideologically categorize Bush II based on one aspect of his foreign policy.

The domestic policy of Bush II included centrist policies such as: (1) expanding certain social welfare programs, (2) increased federal involvement in education (education is an area traditionally under state government control), and (3) some centrist immigration policies.


Lucy said...

I don't really know much about Jeb but i have seen and read a few comments about him being to the right of his brother.

Blair gets called lots of stuff, crude swearwords mostly.

Unknown said...

This Bush became famous here when in 2003, being Governor of Florida, came to Spain, and in a speech, talking in Spanish, said "I want to thank the president of the Republic of Spain for his friendship with the United States", ignoring that Spain is a Monarchy and not Republic since 1939.

Just an American can go in official visit to another country and not to find out or ask before the system of government of that country.

Lucy said...

Classic Bush family, ignorant and too dumb to ask beforehand.

The talking heads on TV seems to be thinking that it may be another Clinton and not another Bush that takes over from Obama.

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Lucy said...

I remember Ronald Reagan calling Princess Diana Princess David once but can't recall many others from Kings or Queens. I will have to Google.

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