Heir to American Empire Named

emperorgeorge.jpgPAX AMERICANA, May 10 – It seems the Republican faction of our elite aristocracy is naming the heir apparent. From WaPo:

Coming soon: President Bush III?

The second — and current — President Bush suggested yesterday that his younger brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, would make a “great president.”

“I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that’s his intention or not,” Bush said in an interview with Florida reporters, according to a story on the St. Petersburg Times Web site.

If that sounds familiar, the Bush brothers’ father, former president George H.W. Bush, made a similar statement last year, telling CNN’s Larry King that Jeb Bush would be “awfully good” as president.

…and people scoff at me when I refer to the American Dynasty.

Long live the Empire! Long live the Emperor! Sieg Heil!

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. Jeb Bush seems to be a little more with it than his brother. He told Floridians who didn’t evacuate when he told them to – didn’t even try – and then demanded help when the hurricane (whichever it was) hit that it was their own problem. There needs to be more of that in government.

    Then again, W was a much better governor than president.

  2. I work in the FL court system, and let me tell ya…I see plenty o pictures of Jeb right dare posing with the drug court peoples and judges. Bibles are readily available.

    People who feel government keeps them safe at night –> Republicans —> judges —> drug court (butt-fucked in the ass citizen) —> victimless crimes

    I think we’d switch from the war on terror, to the renewed War on Drugs with Mr. Jeb. Have to be in a perpetual state of war!

  3. The Senators of Rome became permanently fixed in place and the position made hereditary when republic turned to empire. Of course at the decline of empire NO-ONE wanted to be a Senator because of the onerous tariffs/taxes required of them, forced loans to the administration at ruinously low interest rates etc. Hmmm, that WOULD be cool!

  4. Your use of the word ‘Dynasty’ is correct. A word anyone who believes in a lower-case “r” republican form of government should shudder at in revulsion.

  5. Having lived in Florida previously, I think Jeb isn’t all that bad. He’s lead a fairly transpartent government that has generally respected the people’s rights. After coming to Chicago and being subjugated by Daley and Blagojevich, I would do anything to have Jeb back.

    I’m not saying he is perfect or that he won’t become corrupt once he makes his final goal of presidency, but at least he’s not there yet.

  6. Why is it that we even bother with elections? Imagine how much money we’d save if we just handed over the keys to DC to the Bushes, Clintons and Kennedys. It’s not like they’re going to get thrown out anyway – they’re going to be infesting DC despite our wishes and efforts.

  7. I say let jeb run. I almost wonder if the old saw about democracies getting precisely the government they deserve isn’t even more true than usual here

  8. Jeb is sort of a nothing Governor. He isn’t very controversial, leans to the “right” politically and spiritually (has behaved in a pro-gun mannor, intervened and tried again to intervene in the Sheivo case). He’s just kind of there and Floridians just about know what to expect. Like most politicians he is economically illiterate and thinks everything is the government’s rightful domain. He speaks slightly better than W (Jeb will pause and collect his thoughts amid a flurry of “ums” and “uhs” while W will just go ahead and start “speaking” his gibberish.

    Governor Bush gives no cause to assume him the despot his brother is, but if he’s eying something bigger, he certainly wouldn’t show those cards.

    It wouldn’t surprise he to see him run at some point. After all, Bush could count on the support of his anti-price gouging crusader friend and current AG Charlie “let ’em starve” Crist who is a virtual shoe-in as the next occupant of the mansion in Tallahassee–unless he is outed as a homosexual.

  9. I live in Florida. On the plus side, Jeb is apparently more intelligent and forthright than GWB, and actually talks like an old style conservative about small government. And occassionally he even acts like it. He’s a socially conservative anti-everything type, but not so bad as some others in the state Republican apparatus: from time to time he’s had to to rein in the legislature, which is more Bushevik than he is. At his second inauguration, he came up with the image of a state capital empty of state government–rather to the derision of the press, but it would have been something probably everyone who reads this site regularly would approve of. And sometimes he even walks the walk.

    Oh–two more differences from GWB: he actually speaks Spanish, and his pre-politics business required family influence, but not any government money, and was run by him, and apparently profitable. So he knows what real profit-producing business requires.

  10. I think it was Goethe who said that people got the governments they deserved. However, as a dyed-in-the-wool member of Nock’s “Remnant”, I don’t believe I deserve this thieving bunch of hypocritical oligarchs masquerading as a government that are currently running the show. And I daresay I have company, here.

  11. If Hillary and Jeb each hold it for 2 Terms, then Chelsea will be old enough to step in. Or if she needs more seasoning, maybe George P. Then the Bush twins?

  12. I can see it now. Jeb Bush for 8 years, followed by Laura for 8 years. At this point, Barbara(of the twins) gets in for 8 years, followed by her twin sister. Dick Cheney remains VP throughout all of these administrations.