What is George Bush running for? George P. Bush, that is. The Rice University (a plug for the old alma mater) and UT Law School (and another plug) grad told Time last year that a run for public office was at least ten years away. But Republicans in North Texas have observed Jeb’s son speechifying at GOP gatherings with increasing frequency. One possibility is a congressional seat. Sam Johnson, who turns 76 later this year, could retire. Or, Texas’s rate of population growth (9.6% since 2000, compared to a national average of 5.3%) means that the state could gain a congressional seat in Dallas’s swelling northern suburbs in 2011 when–shudder–redistricting rolls around again.
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