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(AP)   George Bush may run for governor of Texas. This is not a repeat from 1994   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 101
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-12 10:55:22 AM
Is he one of the "little brown ones"?
 
2013-01-12 11:18:34 AM
FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.
 
2013-01-12 11:49:37 AM

Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.

Huh. Didn't know that. Wonder if he had Secret Service protection during his time in an Asian land war.


On March 21, 2007, the United States Navy Reserve announced the selection of Bush for training as an intelligence officer through the direct commission officer program, a Navy initiative whereby applicants in specialized civilian fields forgo the eight-week boot camp and - instead - attend a 90-hour class on military history and customs.[18] Once commissioned as an Ensign for eight years of reserve service, he was expected to attend a year of intelligence training, initially assigned to duty near his home. Bush told The Politico that attending the October 2006 launch of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather-the USS George H.W. Bush-inspired him to join the service. He also called the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, "a wake-up call". When asked to comment, Bush's senior assistant, Kyle Hoskinson, stated: "the Pat Tillman case is one of the saddest in U.S. Army history."[19][20] Bush served in the War in Afghanistan for six months under the United States Special Operations Command and returned to the United States in 2011.[21][22] During that deployment, he was given a different name for security purposes. Not even those he was serving alongside knew his real identity.[10]


He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.
 
2013-01-12 11:53:12 AM
The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?
 
2013-01-12 11:56:07 AM

NewportBarGuy: He was a f*cking pogue who sat at a desk for 6 months.


I know a Navy intelligence officer who "served in the War in Afghanistan" in Britain and Germany.
 
2013-01-12 11:56:53 AM
The best part of overthrowing the king of England was the opportunity to establish our own familial dynasties. But it's better, because we vote them in.
 
2013-01-12 11:57:51 AM

Bhruic: The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?


John, Neil, George, Herbert, Walker, Texas Ranger
 
2013-01-12 11:58:44 AM
Would be a step up from our current governor.

/live in Oklahoma
//would be a step up from current Texas gov
///slashies come in three
 
2013-01-12 11:58:50 AM
Can't be any worse then Rick Perry...

But still, for the love of God, will that entire family just fark off already? You blew your chances.
 
2013-01-12 11:59:55 AM

LucklessWonder: Bhruic: The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?

John, Neil, George, Herbert, Walker, Texas Ranger


And Herr Fuehrer Prescott
 
2013-01-12 12:00:39 PM
throw him and and his dad in prison, alive or dead. horrible people, simply terrible. blatantly willing puppets for the truly wealthy and powerful. toady sycophants. cow flop i have more respect for.

/ don't hold back, tell us how you really feel
 
2013-01-12 12:03:40 PM
Well played, Subby. Take a bow!
 
2013-01-12 12:05:44 PM

Somacandra: FTFA: He also said his perspective as an Afghanistan war veteran will help him use the post to become a leader in veterans' affairs.


Okay, we know he never did boot camp and was 'trained' to drive a desk. Did he show up regularly?
 
2013-01-12 12:06:27 PM
Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".
 
2013-01-12 12:06:56 PM
sfcitizen.com
 
2013-01-12 12:07:07 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Can't be any worse then Rick Perry...

But still, for the love of God, will that entire family just fark off already? You blew your chances.


No, no, no. The bloodline goes way back to the legendary, illustrious Franklin Pierce. You know, the other New Englander who sided with the South and discredited Manifest Destiny in front of the whole world.
 
2013-01-12 12:07:22 PM

MooseUpNorth: Okay, we know he never did boot camp and was 'trained' to drive a desk. Did he show up regularly?


And while I'm at it, on which continent did he drive a desk while 'serv[ing] in Afghanistan'?
 
2013-01-12 12:07:25 PM
Noelle would be a perfect fit for drug czar.
 
2013-01-12 12:07:54 PM
Of course who am I kidding. He'd win in a landslide because this state is just that farking stupid
 
2013-01-12 12:10:21 PM
Enough of this family thing. They should take themselves out of public service or make it look like we are developing an aristocracy.
 
2013-01-12 12:12:47 PM

Peter von Nostrand: [sfcitizen.com image 600x358]


I agree with the bear completely.

The words nuke from orbit also come to mind.
 
2013-01-12 12:12:49 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Of course who am I kidding. He'd win in a landslide because this state is just that farking stupid


It's all part of a grand conspiracy to get the Bush family their own Fark tag.
 
2013-01-12 12:13:12 PM
FTFA: "We for sure are running, the question is the office," Bush told The Associated Press....

Translation: I'm not running because I see a specific office that requires my unique qualifications, I'm running because it's time to start a political career.

Do it, Texas, vote in another Bush family member with a phony, silver-spoon military background. Show the entire f#cking planet that you've learned nothing from the last decade.
 
2013-01-12 12:13:37 PM
I feel about this...about like I feel about that moron that wants to end all property taxes and income taxes in Louisiana and replace them with a huge (and regressive as hell) sales tax. If you idiots vote for these dolts, you deserve the kind of leadership you get.
 
2013-01-12 12:15:39 PM
I've been expecting this for a whole, although I thought it would be something in Florida.
 
2013-01-12 12:16:22 PM
And the dumbfarks will elect him.
 
2013-01-12 12:17:05 PM

Bhruic: The Bush family knows that there are more than just 2 male names out there, right?


Honest answer: It's one of the oldest, richest, and most powerful 'Old Money; families in America. They tend to recycle names to keep the dynasties going in those circles.
 
2013-01-12 12:19:27 PM

rev. dave: Enough of this family thing. They should take themselves out of public service or make it look like we are developing an aristocracy.


It seems to be human nature. There are certain people - a lot of them, maybe even a majority - who need to believe that there are some folks who are simply born better than the rest of us. It's this kind of thinking which leads so many folks to care about the royals, or Nicole Richie.
 
2013-01-12 12:22:08 PM
Can the Texas land commissioner start wars overseas on a whim? If so, then I say "Hell, no!"
 
2013-01-12 12:25:30 PM

FuturePastNow: Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".


It's "Prescott", like the pharmaceutical company.

"Prescott: The tingling tells you it's working,
the class action lawsuit tells you it's Prescott."
 
2013-01-12 12:26:38 PM
I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....
 
2013-01-12 12:31:44 PM

Teresaol31: I feel about this...about like I feel about that moron that wants to end all property taxes and income taxes in Louisiana and replace them with a huge (and regressive as hell) sales tax. If you idiots vote for these dolts, you deserve the kind of leadership you get.


hey hey hey there, you haven't seen this from the LAGOP email: "... and he was essentially re-elected by acclamation in 2011 -- carrying 66 percent of the vote." from this we learn that acclamation = 66% which is news.

so it's time to cede all power to bobby who in his infinite wisdom is going to completely fark over the poor for the sake of the rich. but hey, bootstraps. or something. lord know what.
 
2013-01-12 12:32:49 PM
As horrible as this sounds, I'm not convinced that electing a functionally disabled drooler would actually be worse than the sideshow huckster we've got right now.
 
2013-01-12 12:37:47 PM
I like voting for names I recognize. It keeps me from having to be informed on the issues that affect me. Thinking gives me a headhurt.
 
2013-01-12 12:41:33 PM
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Is it just me, or does he look like a bad Obama lookalike? Let the conspiracy theories begin.
 
2013-01-12 12:44:46 PM

MisterTweak: As horrible as this sounds, I'm not convinced that electing a functionally disabled drooler would actually be worse than the sideshow huckster we've got right now.


Sentence too complex and no random caps. 4 out of 10.
 
2013-01-12 12:48:50 PM
Enough with Kennedy and Bush. Do the world a favor and stop electing both families.
 
2013-01-12 12:49:05 PM
inb4 no more Bushs no more Clintons false equivalency.
 
2013-01-12 12:51:41 PM
I did a little research and found some things I didn't know about his great grandfather Prescott Bush.

Prescott Bush was politically active on social issues. He was involved with the American Birth Control League as early as 1942, and served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood in 1947. He was also an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951.

Today, he would be railed by the republican party. My how things change. Wow.. No wonder the GOP considers GHWB and Reagan and Nixon "liberal".
 
2013-01-12 12:51:54 PM

eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....



He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.
 
2013-01-12 12:52:44 PM

rev. dave: Enough of this family thing. They should take themselves out of public service or make it look like we are developing an aristocracy.


If we're going to have an aristocratic dynasty, can it at least be a family with some good qualities? The smart Bushes are bland and the stupid ones are staggeringly so.
 
2013-01-12 12:53:30 PM

phaseolus: eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....


He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.


When a Prescott-Walker-Bush breaks into your home, you say thank you.
 
2013-01-12 01:00:00 PM

phaseolus: eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....


He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.


Interesting. I didn't know that. I knew a couple of women in college who were the objects of his "affections," and their stories broadly match that kind of behavior.
 
2013-01-12 01:01:13 PM

Bigdogdaddy: I did a little research and found some things I didn't know about his great grandfather Prescott Bush.

Prescott Bush was politically active on social issues. He was involved with the American Birth Control League as early as 1942, and served as the treasurer of the first national capital campaign of Planned Parenthood in 1947. He was also an early supporter of the United Negro College Fund, serving as chairman of the Connecticut branch in 1951.

Today, he would be railed by the republican party. My how things change. Wow.. No wonder the GOP considers GHWB and Reagan and Nixon "liberal".


The Bush's are a great American family with a proud history that have served the country well. They have one half retarded kid run for office and everyone gets all up in arms. The rest of the family has been nothing short of stellar human beings.
 
2013-01-12 01:07:02 PM

unregenerate: FuturePastNow: Based on the pictures I've seen of him, I'm guessing the "P" stands for "punchable face".

It's "Prescott", like the pharmaceutical company.

"Prescott: The tingling tells you it's working,
the class action lawsuit tells you it's Prescott."


The internet needs more Better Off Ted references. Thank you.
 
2013-01-12 01:09:37 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: inb4 no more Bushs no more Clintons false equivalency.


4 teh lulz
 
2013-01-12 01:13:08 PM

brandent: The Bush's are a great American family with a proud history that have served the country well. They have one half retarded kid run for office and everyone gets all up in arms. The rest of the family has been nothing short of stellar human beings.


They are Real American heroes.

For example, as of 2004, Neil Bush had only one venereal disease. It was documented in court.

Brown: "Is that where you caught the venereal diseases?"
Neil Bush: "No."
Brown: "Where did you catch those?"
Neil Bush: "Diseases plural? I didn't catch..."
Brown: "Well, I'm sorry. How ... how many venereal diseases do you suffer from?"
Neil Bush: "I've had one venereal disease."


Link
 
2013-01-12 01:14:26 PM
Dammit. What was the name of the derpy Bush kid who was interviewed on a morning show while he was in college? It was freakin' hilarious.
 
2013-01-12 01:18:00 PM

phaseolus: eiger: I went to undergrad with this guy. I didn't know him personally, but I heard stories. The word was that he was a privileged asshole who was not very nice to the ladies. That was nearly 15 years ago, so maybe he's changed. Still....


He was arrested when he was 18 for breaking into the house of his then-girlfriend. Her parents declined to press charges, so he was never charged. I guess the parents must have been the forgiving sort who just shrugs when their home's broken into and says 'boys will be boys' ... Lucky for George, huh?

I suppose that by the time he went to college he'd had a whole decade of bad behavior with no consequences under his belt.


Legitimate break in?
 
2013-01-12 01:24:09 PM

machoprogrammer: Enough with Kennedy and Bush. Do the world a favor and stop electing both families.


And don't even get me started on the Adamses.
 
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