March 21, 2007


George P. Bush Joins Navy Reserve (Mike Allen, March 21, 2007, Politico)

George P. Bush, a nephew of President Bush who was a hit on the campaign trail, has been accepted in the Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer and has begun the process of being commissioned for eight years of service.

Bush, 30, said in a telephone interview from his office at a real estate development firm in Fort Worth, Texas, that he was moved to join the service in part when he attended the rainy commissioning in October of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather -- the USS George H.W. Bush.

"My grandfather's my hero, and what really sold me on the ultimate decision was having the chance to see the CVN-77 be commissioned under his name," he said. "That was pretty moving, and I had a chance to meet some Navy admirals, as well. I had a chance to talk to them briefly about the opportunity, and I was won over."

George Prescott Bush, the oldest son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said the death of Pat Tillman, the NFL player and Army Ranger who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 in what was later determined to be a friendly-fire incident, "was a wake-up call for me."

Be the first on your block to put up a "GPB in 2020" sign.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 21, 2007 7:49 PM


The kid's 30 already. He should at least be the veep on the Repub ticket in 2012, and could easily be Pres in 2016 therefore if we're electing old men like McCain.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at March 21, 2007 9:33 PM

Although I guess there is the 8 years of service thing.

Can you be vicepres or pres in the Navy Reserve?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at March 21, 2007 9:35 PM

Should be at least 50 and have accomplished something before being president.

Posted by: erp at March 21, 2007 10:12 PM

Don't forget he's gorgeous!;)

Posted by: Buttercup at March 22, 2007 5:57 AM

It would be nepotism if he served as Jeb's VP.

Posted by: oj at March 22, 2007 6:29 AM

"This is not your father's George Bush"

Posted by: fife at March 22, 2007 7:41 AM

Hispanic lock - But do we really need another lawyer?

Posted by: Sandy P at March 22, 2007 10:13 AM

This is nothing personal to GB1, but nothing should be named after living people. I know this is done all the time now, but it's troublesome to me. His service as a naval aviator makes the name apt, but there are plenty of other Presidents whose names would still be honorable.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at March 22, 2007 11:25 AM

I agree that ships, buildings, etc. shouldn't be named after the living. Our new county courthouse complex was named for a sitting judge. I think it's very awkward.

Confirmed. Jeb's son is gorgeous.

Posted by: erp at March 22, 2007 4:09 PM

Our polling in the 1985 gubernatorial revealed that the three things voters hated most about Brendan Byrne were having an arena named for himself, supposedly changing NJ license plate colors because his daughter didn't like the old ones, and tax hikes--in that order.

Posted by: oj at March 22, 2007 7:04 PM