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  • Saudi armed forces on high preparedness. Egyptian troops ready to defend kingdom

    06/26/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 6 replies
    Debka ^ | June 26, 2014 | Debka
    Thursday, June 26, the day before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Riyadh, King Abdullah summoned a National Security Council meeting “upon the current security events in the region, especially in Iraq,” and ordered “all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against terrorist threats.” This meant a general call-up of military units for a high level of preparedness. DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that Egypt is assembling an expeditionary commando force to fly to Saudi Arabia and bolster its border defenses. This flurry of Saudi-Egyptian military steps comes in the wake of intelligence gathered by Saudi reconnaissance planes...
  • Sources: White House deliberately leaked photo of ill Saudi King with breathing tube

    04/20/2014 1:53:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/20/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying. (Snip) The sources said the photograph was taken by White House personnel during Obama’s meeting with the Saudi king outside Riyad on March 28.“The Saudis specifically did not want any photograph that showed Abdullah with the tube,” a source said. “But there was a White House photographer that took the picture for what he said was history.” The photograph was said to have been relayed to members of the White House press corps. Within a day, an image of the Saudi king with the...
  • The Jeb Boomlet: Why journalists are promoting another Bush candidacy

    04/02/2014 6:25:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 2, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    You know who wants Jeb Bush to run for president? The pundits. It's not that they pine for another Bush in the White House; it's that they need a GOP front-runner, preferably a household name. The Republican race is too amorphous for their taste. Every story has to mention Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and on and on. What journalists love is a two-person showdown, especially if each candidate hails from a different wing of the party, paving the way for lots of civil war themes. Christie was their guy. A brash, blunt blue-stater with...
  • Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why it’s better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say they’d consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans – not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents – one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • Baby's first ballot! George P. Bush debuts son Prescott

    03/05/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Bush family doesn't waste any time indoctrinating the next generation into the world of politics. George H.W. Bush's baby great-grandson Prescott joined his father George P. Bush in the voting booth yesterday as daddy runs for Texas land commissioner. Baby Prescott was swept up by his mom Amanda just as dad went into the booth - but he still got an 'I Voted' sticker.
  • Barbara Bush relents a bit on 2016: ‘Maybe it’s ok’ if another Bush run

    03/05/2014 8:09:11 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 03-05-2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Former first lady Barbara Bush sat down with Fox News for an interview at her home in Houston, Texas that aired on Wednesday. After stating for over a year that she thinks the Bush family should stay out of presidential politics, she said "maybe it's ok" if another Bush runs in 2016.
  • Waiting for Jeb [Bush to run in 2016?]

    03/03/2014 5:35:39 AM PST · by Alter Kaker · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    The 2016 presidential election is Jeb Bush’s now-or-never-moment. As other potential GOP standard-bearers have been hit by scandal or seen their luster fade, many Republicans desperately want the former Florida governor to get in the race. His allies say he is considering it more seriously than ever before. They believe he could be their Goldilocks candidate: Not too conservative, not too centrist; not too dull, not too unpredictable; not too inexperienced, and not too marred by scandal. In fact, just right. But many of his greatest potential advantages could also be liabilities. The Bush name gives him a deep and...
  • Jeb Bush's Son Courts Fellow Hispanics in Texas

    02/20/2014 3:14:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/20/14 | Melanie Batley
    The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is campaigning to persuade Hispanic voters to support him and the Republican Party. According to The Wall Street Journal, George P. Bush, who is also the nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of a Mexican mother, is running for Texas land commissioner in next month's primary. He says he feels a "moral imperative" to reach out to the Hispanic community, which he believes shares many values with Republicans, including a business mindset and a conservative approach to social issues. "We can't complain as a community unless we register to...
  • Video: Hitting the trail with George P. Bush

    02/19/2014 9:21:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/19/14 | Ana Cabrera
    CNN's Ana Cabrera interviews George P. Bush - the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush, and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - as he carries out his own campaign for Texas land commissioner.
  • George P. Bush 'concerned' about GOP immigration stance (July 2012)

    02/15/2014 7:09:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    KCRA ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has "reservations" and "concerns" about the Republican Party's rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would "return to George W. Bush on this issue," referring to the former president's bipartisan push to reform the nation's immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it's probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party's conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • BUSH HOPES LATINO KIN’S TV SPOTS AD UP TO VOTES (George P Flashback 2000)

    02/15/2014 6:44:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2000 | Deborah Orin
    Hunky George P. Bush – the GOP presidential candidate’s Latino nephew – gets a rock-star debut in New York tomorrow as he marches in the Puerto Rican Day Parade and stars in two TV ads. “I am a young Latino in the U.S. and very proud of my bloodline,” he says in one of the ads. “I have an uncle that is running for president because he believes in the same thing – opportunity for every American, for every Latino. His name? The same as mine. George Bush.” A second ad has young Bush saying he’ll vote for his uncle...
  • THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE AD CAMPAIGN; A Young Bush Is the Star In Ads Set for New York (George P)

    02/15/2014 6:38:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/2000 | PETER MARKS
    George Bush will be featured in a new commercial that is to run in New York on Sunday. No, not that George Bush, and not the other one, either. This is George P. Bush, the 23-year-old nephew of the presumptive Republican candidate and a budding star of the Bush campaign. The new spot, produced in Spanish and in English -- George P. is fluent in both, campaign advisers say -- is being released to coincide with the staging on Sunday of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, in which the younger Mr. Bush is also scheduled to participate. In...
  • George P. Bush Makes First Speech as Political Candidate (March 2013)

    02/15/2014 6:34:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 3/22/13 | Fox News Latino
    The man who some call the future face of the Republican Party had a rocky political debut. In his first speech as a candidate, George P. Bush stumbled over his words and appeared nervous during a luncheon of about 200 people Friday afternoon. Nonetheless, he was met with enthusiastic applause. Bush, who comes from well-established political lineage, delivered the keynote address at the Texas Legislative Conference – his first speech since announcing he was running for Texas Land Commissioner. The 36-year-old nephew of former President George W. Bush didn't take big risks in his political debut. Bush, whose mother is...
  • George P. Bush: Republican Heartthrob (Flashback 2000)

    02/14/2014 8:14:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Extra TV ^ | 8/1/2000 | Extra TV
    Seen one politician you've seen them all, right? Nope. George W. Bush found the perfect poster boy for his campaign. He's a rising star who's really rocking the vote. There's President George Bush. And presidential candidate George Bush. But what about Latin heartthrob George Bush. George Prescott Bush, or "P" is the son of Florida governor Jeb Bush and his wife, Mexican born Columba. He's the Prez's grandson and "W"s nephew. Tall dark and handsome, he's definitely not your father's republican. "I can reach out to the youth vote," says George P. And the female vote! George P sure is...
  • George P. Bush Efforting Young and Latino Votes (FL pub. school teacher for only ONE YEAR flashback)

    02/14/2014 7:50:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/6/2006 | Beth McCorry
    George W. Bush is looking to what some call his “secret weapon” in the effort to win over Latino and 20-something voters: His hunky Latino nephew. The oldest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Mexican-born wife Columba, George Prescott Bush was born in Houston on April 24, 1976. George P. (or “P” as he is called by family members) lived with his parents in Venezuela for three years. In 1979, the growing family moved to Miami, where he was raised while attending private schools. George P. earned a history degree from Rice University in 1998. He immediately entered...
  • Editorial: We recommend Bush in GOP race for land commissioner ("minimally experienced")

    02/13/2014 6:38:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/14 | Editorial Board
    As Texas land commissioner, Jerry Patterson was a staunchly conservative, hard-charging powerhouse. We didn’t always agree with him, but he commanded respect. Too bad, now that he’s running for lieutenant governor, the GOP primary doesn’t boast a candidate of similar caliber. Voters must choose between the minimally experienced George P. Bush and his tea party opponent, David Watts. In this race, Bush is the better choice. The 37-year-old energy consultant no doubt benefits from his family’s political dynasty. But Bush told us that, while he respects his family, his persuasiveness on the campaign trail is what will sway voters toward...
  • George P. Bush: “My message to dreamers is to keep dreaming” (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 6:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 10/22/12 | Toni Belchi
    For George P. Bush, the nephew of the former U.S. President, George W. Bush, the Latino vote “has a critical importance in the national election, specifically in states like Florida, Nevada and Colorado,” and he has a message for the dreamers, “keep dreaming” to reach U.S. citizenship. -snip- VOXXI: What does Spanish language represent for you? You father, former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, speaks Spanish very well. And you? George P. Bush: (In Spanish) More or less. I have to practice (Spanish) in Texas. English is the first language everywhere but I’m proud of my Hispanic heritage. When I...
  • George P. Bush running: Return of a Texas dynasty? (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor AP ^ | 3/13/14 | Will Weissert
    George P. Bush running for Texas land commissioner? Will George P. Bush, the grandson of George H. Bush, continue the political dynasty? George Prescott Bush filed the official paperwork Tuesday to run for Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to use a little-known but powerful post to continue his family's political dynasty in one of the country's most-conservative states. A Spanish-speaking attorney and consultant based in Fort Worth, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics, and his political pedigree is hard to match. He is the grandson of former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush, the nephew of former President George...
  • George P. Bush stumps in Valley, says Abbott’s comments ‘taken out of context’

    02/13/2014 5:53:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 2/12/14 | Karen Antonacci
    HIDALGO — George P. Bush began his four-minute speech to an audience of 40 in Spanish. Looking around the three-quarters full room at the Hidalgo Chamber Wednesday afternoon, the Republican primary candidate for Texas Land Commissioner said he wanted support from Democrats. He emphasized that he is proud of his “Spanish heritage.” Bush, 38, is the nephew of former U.S. President George W. Bush and the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. His mother is Columba Bush, who was born in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. When asked how his non-Hispanic and famous surname would affect his chances with...
  • July 10, 2012: George P. Bush: A Political Dynasty's Young Hope

    02/11/2014 2:45:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 7/10/12 | Molly Ball
    The fourth-generation heir to the Bush political dynasty, groomed for office since his childhood, is coming of age and building a political network. His great-grandfather was a senator, his grandfather and uncle presidents, his father governor of Florida. Now a new George Bush is contemplating going into the family business. George Prescott Garnica Bush, known to friends as "P," is not just a chip off the old preppy block. The 36-year-old son of Jeb Bush and nephew of W. is Hispanic -- his mother, Columba, is from Mexico -- with brown skin, thick black hair, and a toothy, gleaming smile....
  • November 12, 2012: George P. Bush Is Ready to Save the GOP

    02/11/2014 2:39:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/12/12 | Andre Tartar
    The Republican grousing began right away on Election Night once Florida began tilting towards Obama, with some on the right predictably blaming Romney as too middle-of-the-road, while the vast majority of GOP pundits zeroed in on what really lost them the White House: the party's horrendous performance among Hispanics, the fastest growing slice of the electorate. All of a sudden Fox News's Sean Hannity was in favor of "a pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants, and his peers were all gaga for rising Hispanic GOP stars like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Texas Senator Elect...
  • August 7, 2012: Is America ready for another George Bush? (George P. Bush Flashback)

    02/11/2014 2:27:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Power Players/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/12 | Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge, Sherisse Pham, Gregory Lemos & Sarah Burke
    George Bush is going to the Republican National Convention this year. Not George W Bush, not George HW Bush but George Prescott Bush, the eldest son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He is challenging the republican party to once again be a "big tent" party, especially when it comes to reaching out to hispanics. As the grandson and nephew of the 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States respectively, George P Bush is the heir to a long political heritage. His father Jeb - the popular former Florida governor - had until recently been considered a possible vice...
  • George P. Bush Hints at Running for Office While Campaigning for Romney (Flashback)

    02/10/2014 11:19:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/20/12 | Elizabeth Llorente
    George P. Bush hopes to be the next in the political family dynasty to hold public office, he said in an interview with Fox News Latino on Saturday. Bush, who generally has avoided discussing his plans for his own political future, said that possibly “in the next election cycle” he’ll focus on holding public office in Texas, where he lives. Some political insiders in Texas have been raising 2014 as a year when Bush might figure prominently as a candidate. Though he did not get specific about what office he is eying, political observers have mentioned Texas State Attorney General...
  • January 17, 2014: G.P. Bush Prepares to Enter Office as Dewhurst Looks to Life After Politics

    02/10/2014 11:07:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    KERA ^ | 1/17/14 | TREY SHAAR
    George P. Bush has more than $2.8 million to spend on his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner. His two main challengers, a Republican and a Democrat, have a combined total of around $20,000. Democrat John Cook, former Mayor of El Paso, reports raising about $13,000 since June. Republican David Watts's campaign finance filing this week indicates fundraising in the second half of 2013 of about $7,000. Dr. Brian Smith is a professor of political science at St. Edward’s University in Austin. He says what the Bush campaign is doing is a tried and true intimidation tactic. “He’s over-raising money to...
  • George P. Bush senses rare opportunity in bid for land commissioner

    02/10/2014 7:48:50 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 6/26/13 | ANNA M. TINSLEY
    In the end, George P. Bush followed his grandmother’s advice. He worked hard to establish himself in the business world, as former first lady Barbara Bush suggested, before considering a bid for public office. Now at age 37, Bush said he’s ready and focused “like a laser” on winning his bid to become Texas land commissioner. “From Day One, my grandmother’s advice was to succeed in your own right and make a name for yourself,” Bush told the Star-Telegram on Tuesday. “I feel on a personal and professional level, this is finally the right time” to run for office. Especially...
  • Can George P. Bush trade on his name and ethnicity?

    02/10/2014 7:23:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 1/14/14 | Tony Castro
    “P! P! P! Over here, P! Throw it here!” The adolescent voices were shrill and insistent, like those of any group of teenage boys playing in front yards. And about the only word that was clearly identifiable was the same consonant that kept repeating and echoing in the predominantly Latino neighborhood in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles. “P! P! P!” P was a tall, dark, gangly youth who was throwing passes to a group of Hispanic boys over whom he towered not so much in height as in sheer charisma, seeming dripping from his face in the...
  • Is George P. Bush padding his resume?

    02/08/2014 12:30:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    LawFlog ^ | 12/2/13 | Ty Clevenger
    In his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush (son of Jeb, nephew of George W., and grandson of George H.W.) claims that he is a businessman, touting the fact that he is a founder of St. Augustine Partners in Fort Worth. But what, exactly, is St. Augustine Partners? According to the certificate of formation filed with the Texas Secretary of State, St. Augustine Partners is a limited liability company that was formed in 2007. As of a May 13, 2013 change-of-address report filed with the secretary of state, its business address is East 4th Street, Suite 201, Fort...
  • Rand Paul, George P. Bush talk Hispanic outreach

    02/08/2014 10:13:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/7/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    Sen. Rand Paul on Friday met with George P. Bush, a rising star in Texas GOP politics, to discuss how to broaden the Republican Party’s appeal in diverse communities. “Really I wanted to get advice from him, as much as anything, about how the party grows in Texas and states with large Hispanic populations,” Paul (R-Ky.) told POLITICO backstage after stumping for a state senate candidate here. Bush recommended “showing up” in those communities, Paul said. The senator, who has said he is seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, often talks about the importance of growing the Republican Party, and...
  • George P. Bush Says G.O.P. Needs ‘Honest Solution’ on Immigration (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:26:21 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/10/12 | JEFF ZELENY
    George P. Bush said on Tuesday that “it’s never too late” for Mitt Romney to take a leadership role in the immigration debate, but he acknowledged Republicans were outflanked by President Obama’s election-year decision to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation. “Governor Romney had an opportunity to get in front of the president on the issue,” said Mr. Bush, 36, the son of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida. “But the president clearly has taken the initiative on it.” Mr. Bush, who is urging younger voters to increase their participation in the...
  • George P. Bush ‘concerned’ about GOP immigration stance (Flashback)

    02/07/2014 9:04:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN Political Unit
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has “reservations” and “concerns” about the Republican Party’s rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would “return to George W. Bush on this issue,” referring to the former president’s bipartisan push to reform the nation’s immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it’s probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party’s conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • The Brief: George P. Calls Out "Ignorant Statements" on Hispanics

    02/07/2014 8:21:02 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 1/16/14 | John Reynolds
    Land commissioner candidate George P. Bush has some pointed words for fellow Republicans who denigrate Hispanics. “If we're going to be successful and be considered credible in the Hispanic community, we’ve got to denounce some of the ignorant statements that are made about Hispanics and the contributions we make," he told the Tribune's Alexa Ura. His comments come on the heels of a controversial statement on the Denton County Republican Party's website that referred to the expected Democratic top of the ticket as “Abortion Barbie with Hispanic Sen. Leticia Van de Putte as her running mate.”
  • Jeb's son eyes Texas Land Commissioner post (Jeb's fundraising plea for George P. - Flashback)

    02/07/2014 7:52:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 11/14/12 | Adam C Smith
    It's been no secret that Jeb Bush's son, George P. Bush, has an interest in political office, and now he's taking steps to run for Texas Land Commissioner, which is a much more important office in the Lonestar state than it might sound. Here's a letter former Gov. Jeb Bush sent out seeking support for his son: November 13th, 2012 Dear Jeb Alumni member: Last week, George P. opened a campaign account to explore the opportunity to run for statewide office in Texas. I am writing to ask that you consider making a personal contribution as he begins his quest...
  • George P. Bush begins statewide bus tour in Pasadena

    02/07/2014 7:29:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/14/14 | Kevin Reece
    “It’s not Air Force One, but it will do,” George P. Bush said with a laugh as he boarded a custom bus for a state-wide tour in his bid to become the next George Bush to put his stamp on Texas politics. Bush, who announced his candidacy for Texas Land Commissioner last March, began his bus tour Tuesday in Pasadena at the South East Harris County Republican Headquarters. -snip- "This is probably the youngest and most exciting Republican candidate the party has seen probably in about 30 years,” said Rice University professor and KHOU Political Analyst Bob Stein. "Not only...
  • Family name means a lot in land commissioner race (Another LSM endorsement for George P. Bush)

    02/07/2014 7:17:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/6/14 | Editorial Board
    In case you haven’t heard, George Bush wants to be your next Land Commissioner. No, the former two-term president is not returning to the public sphere. But his nephew, Fort Worth resident George Prescott Bush, is seeking the statewide office soon to be vacated by Jerry Patterson. Bush is one of two Republican primary candidates. Being part of a political dynasty is a double-edged sword. Many will be skeptical of a fourth-generation politician whose name and fortune would be enough to carry him to victory. Fortunately, Bush has talents and experience to recommend him to the position, which serves schools...
  • Charlie Crist invokes Jeb Bush on condition of GOP

    02/06/2014 10:14:35 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/16 | Dana Davidsen
    Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat who is running for governor in Florida, echoed former Gov. Jeb Bush in describing what he characterizes as an extremist turn in the GOP. "I think I'll quote Jeb Bush. He said it better than I ever could. Today's Republican Party, at least the leadership, is perceived as being anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-education, anti-gay couples, anti-environment," Crist said Wednesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live." "Pretty soon, there's nobody left in the room," he added. A potential 2016 presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, who preceded Crist as governor of Florida, has said the GOP needs to alter a...
  • George P. Bush: More than a legacy

    02/06/2014 7:14:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 2/2/14 | Latin Times
    AUSTIN, Texas — George Prescott Bush stood among the ladies at the Concho Valley Republican Women’s meeting in San Angelo as they spoke about how attractive the contender for the Texas General Land Office commissioner was. A Hispanic woman joked in Spanish to him that the boyish man of 37 with a broad smile looked better in person than on TV. George P. Bush is the nephew of former President George W. Bush and the son of Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida. At the meeting in late September he had already been campaigning for 11 months, having delivered...
  • McNeely: George P. and the Bushes

    02/06/2014 4:34:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/5/14 | Dave McNeely
    The Bushes don’t hanker to inch up the political ladder. They start at or near the top. For four generations, it’s either Congress or statewide office. George P. Bush, 37, is no exception. Brandishing the well-known Bush brand, he announced early in September 2012 that he would run for a statewide office, and was considering several, maybe attorney general. He filed papers that November to run statewide. The same month, George P.’s father, Jeb, emailed a donor list seeking support for his son in 2014 for land commissioner. In January 2013, Bush confirmed he was running for the office, which...
  • George P 'held on burglary charge at 18' (Flashback)

    02/06/2014 4:28:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/9/2000 | Ben Fenton
    GEORGE P BUSH, the 24-year-old nephew of the Republican presidential candidate and a pin-up for the party, was arrested for burglary when he was 18, according to a report yesterday. A television station in Florida said Mr Bush was arrested six years ago for breaking into the house of a girlfriend in the Killian area of Miami. Police were said to have drawn up a report in which he was accused of burglary and "criminal mischief", having driven his four-wheel-drive vehicle over two front lawns in the affluent suburb.
  • Bush for Texas land commissioner

    02/05/2014 4:42:06 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    The slam against George P. Bush and his run for the GOP Texas land commissioner nomination is that he is campaigning on his dynastic name and harbors hopes for higher office. To which the easy responses are: It's a fine political pedigree in Texas, if not always on the national stage, and he has a record of personal accomplishments in business and the military in any case. Also, if ambition were a deal-killer, the state would have no elected officials. And there's this: Bush, 37, offers hope for a bridge to more thoughtful, inclusive politics as the state's demographic profile...
  • The Next George Bush (George P. Bush)

    02/05/2014 7:44:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/26/14 | CHRISTOPHER HOOKS
    Can the heir to America's oldest political dynasty save the GOP? It’s an unseasonably warm midwinter day when a giant blue campaign bus arrives at a downscale strip mall in Pasadena, Texas, announcing the imminent return of a Republican dynasty. George Prescott Bush, the scion of arguably the most successful political family in American history, is launching a statewide bus tour that will introduce him to public prominence as he runs for commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, an important but generally obscure statewide position. Bush is a lock: He faces no serious challengers, a fact attributable largely to...
  • George P. Bush makes stop in Tyler (Willow Brook Country Club)

    02/05/2014 8:05:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    KLTV ^ | 1/28/14 | KLTV
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - George P. Bush made a stop in Tyler on Tuesday morning, part of a fundraising tour through Texas. Bush, a Fort Worth native, is running for Texas Land Commissioner and spoke with KLTV at a fundraiser event at Willow Brook Country Club.
  • George P. Bush running multimillion-dollar campaign

    02/05/2014 7:48:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Ft Worth Star Telegram ^ | 1/23/14 | ANNA M. TINSLEY
    George P. Bush recently added more than $750,0000 to his already multi-million dollar campaign war chest, in his quest to become the state’s next land commissioner. His fundraising efforts dwarfed those of other candidates in the race, fellow Republican David Watts of Gilmer, who raised another $7,000 for his campaign, and Democrat John Cook, who raised more than $13,000, according to recent campaign finance reports. “He’s got the same name as two former presidents of the United States,” said Jim Riddlesperger, a political science professor at Texas Christian University. “When your name is George Bush, you are going to be...
  • Saudi Official Shakes Hands with Israelis in Rare Meeting

    12/16/2013 6:40:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A rare meeting took place on Sunday between a member of the Saudi royal family and Israeli officials, reports NRG/Maariv. The meeting took place at the World Policy Conference in Monaco, where Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi secret services and formerly his country’s ambassador to the United States, met MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua) and Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. According to NRG/Maariv, the Saudi prince publicly shook hands with Rabinovich and held a discussion with MK Sheetrit. The report said that Sheetrit invited the Saudi prince to address the Knesset, to which the prince...
  • Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

    12/15/2013 4:44:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/15/13 | Paul Sperry
    After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. It was kept secret and remains so today. President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by...
  • Saudi prince...Fracking could put OPEC out of Business

    09/14/2013 6:44:29 PM PDT · by Red Statements · 47 replies
    Examiner,com ^ | July 29th, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said that fracking in the US has lessened demand for their oil, and that they need to begin to find other income sources. In a letter to oil minister, Ali al Naimi and other top government officials, Alwaleed said that fracking was responsible for the declining demand for oil from OPEC. Alwaleed recommends that the oil rich country, should diversify immediately before the impact gets to be out of hand. He says that the Saudi's dependence on oil income is, "a truth that has really become a source of worry for many".
  • Saudi Prince Bandar behind chemical attack in Syria: report

    08/31/2013 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 118 replies
    Syrians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta say Saudi Arabia provided chemical weapons for an Al-Qaeda linked terrorist group which they blame for the August 21 chemical attack in the region, a Mint Press News report says. The article co-authored by a veteran AP reporter, said interviews with doctors, residents, anti-government forces and their families in Ghouta suggest the terrorists in question received chemical weapons via Saudi spymaster Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud. The report quoted the father of a militant as saying that his son and 12 others were killed inside a tunnel used...
  • House of Saud Documentary

  • Saudi Prince Fahd al-Saud Spends $20 Million In Three Days at Disneyland (graduation present)

    06/03/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    Australian News ^ | June 03, 2013 11:27PM
    A SAUDI prince has spent 15 million euros ($A20.41 million) for three days of fun at Disneyland near Paris to celebrate his degree, the group that runs the theme park says. Prince Fahd al-Saud booked entire areas of the park between May 22 and 24 for his 60-odd guests. The festivities included tailor-made events involving "rare Disney characters", Euro Disney said.. Special security was put in place for the prince, one of the park's top customers, it added. The theme park attracted 16 million visitors last year but Euro Disney has not made any profits since it was set up...
  • Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Clinically Dead: Report says

    05/26/2013 11:46:35 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 97 replies
    Iran's Press TV ^ | May 26, 2013 / 5:43am
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz is reported to be clinically dead as the monarch is not recently seen in the public. A Saudi journalist working for London-Based Asharq Alawsat says the Saudi monarch has been clinically dead since Wednesday. He also quoted medical sources in Saudi Arabia as saying that the king’s vital organs, including his heart, kidneys and lungs, have stopped functioning. [snip]
  • A Wife With Powerful Ties Is an Unexpected Architect of a New York Comeback (Huma, MuzzBro Alert)

    05/24/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/24/13 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, MICHAEL BARBARO and AMY CHOZICK
    When Chelsea Clinton wanted to make a low-key visit to the hurricane-stricken Rockaways last fall, she arranged to take a trip with her close friend Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton. -snip- But the reality, it turns out, is just the opposite: Those close to the couple say that Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, has been a main architect of her husband’s rehabilitative journey, shaping his calculated comeback and drawing on her close ties with one of the country’s most powerful families to lay the groundwork for his return. A...