October 25, 2009

SOMEONE HAS TO FILL THE JEB-SHAPED HOLE IN THE PARTY:

George P.'s Battle Plan: The Bush family’s fourth-generation standard-bearer talks about his military commission—and plots his political future in Texas. (Bryan Curtis, 10/25/09, Daily Beast)

Lt. Junior Grade Bush, 33, joined the Navy Reserve in 2007 as an intelligence officer. The Navy recently told him, like thousands of others, that the two ongoing wars required him to go active-duty overseas. “It’s been communicated to me that it’s not a question of ‘if,’ it’s a question of ‘when,’” Bush told The Daily Beast. “It’s just a matter of time.”

Bush’s Prince Harry moment is the latest and most unusual chapter in the life of the political scion. When he came on the political scene in 2000, as a TV-ready spokesman for his uncle’s presidential campaign, P. was named one of People magazine’s sexiest men and considered an amusing presence. Now, in addition to his military service, Bush is assembling an ambitious political program in Texas devoted to one of his family’s most cherished issues. With his uncle and dad in semi-retirement, P. has become the de facto keeper of what his grandfather once called the “legacy thing.”

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 25, 2009 11:20 PM
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