Thursday, March 22, 2007


From the 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....

Bush expects to receive his commission in a month or two. He will go to officer candidate school in Rhode Island, then intelligence school in Virginia Beach. The commitment involves two weeks of annual training. He can volunteer for active duty or be deployed after he finishes his intelligence certification, which takes about two years....

Show of hands: Who thinks he's going to volunteer for active duty?

His uncle's been sending people to war for more than five years, but only now, at age 30, is he signing up. He'll look as if he's doing his bit, yet he's surely counting on not seeing any action. Think about it: Unless he volunteers, he won't be deployed overseas for two years -- and he's doing this just about, er, two years before a new president takes office (a new president most Republicans think will be that hippie peacenik Hillary).

And if the '08 election doesn't go as expected, I'm sure some Texan at Bracewell & Giuliani will prevail upon President Rudy to keep George P. safe from harm.

One more thought: This kid is definitely running for president someday. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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