I see that the publicist for George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush, grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, and, oh, yeah, the most important part of his pedigree, half-Latino by way of his mother, is working overtime. Talk about wanting to gag when I read the first part of the first sentence of this Politico piece by Katie Glueck:
George P. Bush, a rising star on the Texas political landscape
Rising star my arse. Good grief, how do reporters look at themselves in the mirror every morning? Relocating from Florida to Texas, announcing that you’re going to run for office, not sure what, but some office, makes you a “rising star”?
This dude knows Texas about as well as Lindsay Lohan does. But apparently, his publicist knows how to take advantage of a crisis, using the tragic death of a war hero to pump up their man. It’d be sad if it weren’t so transparent and despicable.
Let’s hope that Republican primary voters use their good sense to send this dilettante back to Florida. Perhaps I’d think differently if he decided to start by campaigning for a Texas House seat and learn something about the state that he wants to lord over. Rumors are that he’ll jump in the race for Land Commissioner because presumably that would be the easiest for him to win. Can you imagine that? About the only thing he knows regarding land in Texas is that somewhere in his financial portfolio he has an oil well or three, given to him by pappy or someone.
Do the right thing, George P. Bush – take a minute or two to actually learn something about Texas before you come riding in on your white horse to save us. And drop the damn publicist that used the death of a hero to further your ambitions.