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On March 21, 2007 the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer. Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend direct commission officer training, and then undergo a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. He would go on to serve a tour of duty in the War in Afghanistan and returned to the United States in 2011. Bush was deployed under the United States Special Operations Command.
Moreover it means that he's going to have a shot at capturing a much wider demographic than this cycles POTUS and VP candidates were capable of.
Bush's mother, Columba Garnica Gallo, is a naturalized citizen of the U.S. originally from Mexico. Bush attended Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami and was a classmate to popular musical artist Enrique Iglesias. Bush earned an undergraduate degree from Rice University in 1998 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 2003.
At the age of 12, Bush spoke before the 1988 Republican National Convention, which nominated his grandfather. He also spoke at the 1992 convention, when H.W. Bush was renominated. He campaigned for his uncle, George W. Bush, during the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. In his speeches he stated support for his uncle's position in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.
Bush criticized Florida Governor Charlie Crist for accepting money from the stimulus package, calling for a return to fiscal conservatism. In January 2010, he endorsed Marco Rubio, Crist's opponent for the United States Senate.
Originally posted by Hefficide
Ah, the irony... I've posted a thread that could be seen as a positive opinion about the GOP - and not a single one of the conservatives I debate with showed up to gloat.
A third George Bush in the White House.... 41, 43, 45.... it's got that weird symmetry that history sometimes has. Those patterns that people look back upon and think "Well, duh... They should have seen that coming..."
Originally posted by TKDRL
He has the same idiot look that W has. What the hell is with all the Georges in that family anyways? That seems really weird to me.....
Originally posted by ripcontrol
reply to post by ripcontrol
forgot one thing...
governor of texas is up in two years I believe.... might be considering running for governor
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
You would think the Repubs would at least consider running Chris Christie, since he is the only viable (read, sane) Republican out there who can appeal to moderates, but then again, this is the GOP we're talking about and Manchurian Bush does fit their M.O. Who knows? Maybe it'll be George P. Bush and Jeb Bush on the same ticket...?
Originally posted by Hefficide
reply to post by okamitengu
When I clicked on the link in the raw feed I fully expected it to say Jeb. But this kid... this is like the Manchurian candidate Bush! George and Prescott both in his name? Half Hispanic? Totally different look than the previous Bush Presidents? Good looking kid I think... dark haired and dark skinned? He's got the Bush legacy, Obama level charisma ( potentially ) - and the Hispanic vote???
This is like being in a bar fight - and winning - and then noticing that the biker gang is headed your way... and they look angry!
Democratic Defcon 5!