George P. Bush to Run for Texas Land Commissioner
Matt | On 14, Jan 2013
This news may not affect you directly if you do not live in Texas. However, it’s pretty important for future politics at a national level and you need to know about it.
Another Bush is about to step into the political waters. George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has announced plans to run for Texas land commissioner. The statewide position is powerful and a strong first political step for the 36-year-old attorney from Fort Worth. If elected, Bush will essentially become the steward of state land and resources in Texas.
This news is important not just because of the continuation of the Bush legacy in Texas and possibly on a future national stage. But, George P. Bush is biracial — the son of a Mexican mother and a white father.
As someone from such a prominent family who is also connected with the growing Latino population, Bush could operate as a kind of double-edged sword. The GOP sorely needs to make gains in the Latino community, as they have lost significant ground to the Democratic Party. Perhaps they see him as their next great hope?
And just when we thought we had shaken the Bush takeover when George W. and Jeb left their respective offices…….. *sigh*