Saturday, January 12, 2013

Political Dynasties

From CBS:

George P. Bush gets ready to run for office in Texas. I think that the Bush family should get out of politics for a few generations. His family is making politics its business - including George P. Bush, three generations of the Bush family have gone into politics now, and given the track records of his uncle (Patriot Act, No Child Left Behind) and his grandfather (of "No New Taxes" fame)  we probably shouldn't expect the new Bush to be a real conservative - of any stripe. Elected office should be a term of service, not a career, especially not one that multiple generations of a single family engage in. No matter the family name - Adams, Kennedy, Bush, Clinton - turning politics into the family career has never been a good thing for anyone but the family in question. And sometimes not even then.