• Jeb Bush to Keep the Bush Family Torch Burning in Senate?

    You simply cannot keep the Bush family very far removed public office.

    On January 20th — when George W. Bush ends his second term as president — it will be the first time since January 17, 1995 — when W. was inaugurated as governor of Texas — that a member of the Bush family has not held a prominent public office.

    And even then, W. was only closing a two year window after his father handed the reigns of the presidency over to Bill Clinton. The last time, before that, was that nary a single Bush shone in the political limelight was January 20, 1981, when George H.W. Bush was sworn in as vice president under Ronald Reagan. In fact, the Bushes have not allowed their name to flutter very far from office since Grampa Prescott Bush first took office as a senator in 1952.

    But, don't worry, because the Bushes are not planning on staying away for very long at all…

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — the younger brother of the president — is weighing a run for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Mel Martinez.

    Martinez announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2010. Asked whether he was interested in running for the seat then, Bush told Politico by e-mail Tuesday night: "I am considering it."

    And, if for any reason, Jeb is unable to get re-elected in the slowly-skewing Democratic state of Florida in 2016, the Bush twins — Jenna and Barbara — will be 33 by then.

    Well old enough to serve in congress. And only two years shy of making the mark for president.


    Tags: Barbara Bush, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Jenna Bush, Senate

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