George P. Bush has come along since being part of the subject of an awkward grandfatherly quote twenty-five years ago. Later in 1988 while still only 12, he spoke at the Republican National Convention where his grandfather was nominated as the Republican candidate for President. Four years later, George P. spoke again at the 1992 Republican Convention which renominated his grandfather who was seeking re-election as President. He attended and graduated from the prestigous Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami in 1994 and earned his college degree from Rice University in 1998. He received his law degree from the University of Texas Law School in 2003. George P. also worked on the two successful Presidential campaigns of his uncle, George W. in 2000 and 2004.
George married a law school classmate, Amanda Williams, on August 7, 2004 in Kennebunkport, Maine at the Bush family vacation compound. She is a media law attorney in Ft. Worth, Texas, where they reside.
George P. is currently the national co-chair of Maverick PAC, a national political action committee dedicated to engaging the next generation of Republican voters. He is also a co-founder and on the board of directors of Hispanic Republicans of Texas, a political action committee whose goal is to elect Republican political candidates of Latino heritage to office in Texas. Also George P. is currently the Tarrant County chairman for Uplift Education—a Dallas-based public charter network focused on closing the achievement gap in inner-city public schools.
George P joined the Naval Reserve in March 2007, holding the rank of Lieutenant. He said that attending the christening of the aircraft carrier named for his grandfather, the USS George HW Bush and the inspiration he drew from Pat Tillman leaving a successful NFL career to join the military led to his decision to join. George P. served a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2011 and received the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his time there, serving as an Intelligence Specialist.
Recently, George P. has taken the first step into formally entering politics and what many see as a first step on a political career path which may lead him to the same place his grandfather and uncle ended up—1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Even before his first run for public office has fully begun, speculation is starting about the course George P. will take. Will he work his way up the chain from Land Commissioner to Lt. Governor to Governor, or will he take the route which escaped his uncle, George W., the US House of Representatives?
Whichever route he takes, it is almost a foregone conclusion at this early date that in a matter of a few years, the nation will be hearing rumors and gossip of a new Bush looking to live in the White House: A photogenic ‘little brown one’ named George P. Bush.