Bush dynasty taking another player on the road
An odd invitation landed in email boxes Saturday. It details an upcoming event featuring AZ CD 6 U.S. Rep. David Schweikert and Texas State Land Commissioner George P. Bush.
Guess who snagged top billing? We’ll give you a hint. It wasn’t Congressman Schweikert.
George Prescott Bush, 39, son of Jeb! has served as the national co-chair of Maverick PAC, which describes itself as “dedicated to engaging the next generation of Republican voters.” Bush was also a co-founder and on the board of directors of Hispanic Republicans of Texas — a PAC whose exclusive not inclusive — goal is to specifically elect Republican political candidates of Hispanic heritage to public office in Texas. His mother, Columba Bush was born and raised in Mexico and still prefers to speak Spanish. Reluctant to part with her Mexican citizenship, she finally became an American citizen in order to vote for her father-in-law when he ran for president.
George P. is a former public high school teacher who decided to go to law school as part of his career switch. It was there he met his wife, while she was a law student.
“P” is the fifth-generation elected official who is a member of the Bush political dynasty. His grandfather George H..W. Bush was the 41st president of the United States. His uncle George W. Bush, was the 43rd president. His father Jeb! though losing his bid to become president, was the governor of Florida. The father of Bush 41 was Prescott Bush, a U.S. Senator representing Connecticut in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Although the Bush family obviously thinks otherwise, dynasties are not regarded as an integral part of American politics. Another troubling link is that the event is in coordination with Maverick PAC Arizona. The establishment ties are too broad to miss.