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Pierce Bush in 2024?
posted by Sticherbeast (96 comments total)

 
As a former resident of Amarillo, allow me to say that the "cloth" to which you refer is big enough for pretty much the whole city.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 3:00 PM on March 17, 2006


no (what i'm sayin')?
posted by zenzizi at 3:01 PM on March 17, 2006


I think we need a new kind of term limit, one that prohibits members of the same family from being elected to the same office in at least a 16 year period.

I know that wouldn't stop Pierce in 2024, but it will at least stop Jeb in 2008 or 2012.
posted by illovich at 3:01 PM on March 17, 2006


I'd like to see more of him.
posted by 2sheets at 3:03 PM on March 17, 2006


I think he was stoned.
posted by empath at 3:04 PM on March 17, 2006


What the hell? That wasn't even an interview. Did they cut something? What's the point of getting the guy on camera if you don't ask him any questions?

Also, my visceral reaction to that kid's style confirms that I will never be able to like George Bush.
posted by Dasein at 3:05 PM on March 17, 2006


My God....he's better-spoken than our President.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 3:06 PM on March 17, 2006


I want to beat him up.
posted by PhatLobley at 3:07 PM on March 17, 2006


i couldn't get past the smirking.
posted by jessica at 3:08 PM on March 17, 2006


When was the last American election with neither a Dole or a Bush on the ticket for either prez or VP?

1972.
posted by sonofsamiam at 3:09 PM on March 17, 2006


i couldn't get past the smirking.

Yeah, me neither.

Oh wait, were you talking about the nephew?
posted by PlusDistance at 3:11 PM on March 17, 2006


ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 3:13 PM on March 17, 2006


Ah, crap, I started yelling "Nooooo" before I even started typing and I cut myself off.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 3:13 PM on March 17, 2006


Where are those four missing minutes? I want to hear what he says about Dubai.
posted by thejoshu at 3:17 PM on March 17, 2006


Fuck that is creepy as Hell. He's coked out.
posted by docpops at 3:17 PM on March 17, 2006


Is he perhaps mildly retarded?
posted by xmutex at 3:22 PM on March 17, 2006


I've tried to do so with one of those voudon George W Bush Action Figures but it's had no luck as yet. Perhaps a larger gauge of needle is needed?
posted by longbaugh at 3:23 PM on March 17, 2006


Wow. The hardest thing this guy's had to experience so far in life is having to get up early on a Saturday morning.

I hope tomorrow NBC has an interview with Jenna defending the Bush Doctrine.
posted by birdherder at 3:27 PM on March 17, 2006


His "y'all" sounds so fake.
posted by stavrogin at 3:27 PM on March 17, 2006


Someone, somewhere has to have footage of this guy taking bong hits or snorting lines of coke off of a hooker's boobage. Please people, I beg you, carry a tiny camera with you at all times. We need to do the Kate Moss treatment on this snotty brat, and get something on Jenna while we're at it.
posted by tula at 3:27 PM on March 17, 2006


I want to beat him up.

He wears popped collars, you can just tell.
posted by rkent at 3:32 PM on March 17, 2006


Wow, I couldn't watch more than six seconds.
posted by blacklite at 3:33 PM on March 17, 2006


hell i think we should pierce bush now.. to steal a line from fark, he could use some time being pierced in the PMITA federal prison.

have a nice day.
posted by coyote's bark at 3:37 PM on March 17, 2006


I got though about 13 seconds before the urge to self-flagellate kicked in.
posted by SweetJesus at 3:38 PM on March 17, 2006


I'm going to get my niece to post a message defending my position on sockpuppetry.

This is somebody pulling a fast one on gulliable media right?
posted by srboisvert at 3:39 PM on March 17, 2006


This must be fake. No one with thelast name Bush would name their kid Pierce, right? That's like naming your kid Mike when you last name is Hunt.
posted by gurple at 3:41 PM on March 17, 2006


Did reading this post give anyone else a bizarre mental image of GWB decked out with an eyebrow ring, tattoos, and various other body mods...?

(I apologize in advance to those who hadn't thought of it yet and find the image as moderately brain-searing as I do.)
posted by fermion at 3:42 PM on March 17, 2006




He does look a little familiar, doesn't he?
posted by doctor_negative at 3:48 PM on March 17, 2006


I went to elementary school with a Mike Hunt, gurple.
posted by stavrogin at 3:49 PM on March 17, 2006


Pierce is Barbara's (the old battle axe, not W's charming daughter) maiden name. It's a family name--very blue blood of them, huh?
posted by tula at 3:53 PM on March 17, 2006


I went to elementary school with a Mike Hunt, gurple.-a

Sure, but every stereotypical Italian-a woman-a can say-a that.

Oh, I crack myself up.
posted by gurple at 3:57 PM on March 17, 2006


What's the big deal? So he's a party boy up a bit too early on a Saturday and flirting with a good look'n chick?

Not much different than 99% of college 19 year olds all over the world. We were all dipshits pretty much.
posted by tkchrist at 4:08 PM on March 17, 2006


SNOOCHIE BOOCHIES
posted by fire&wings at 4:13 PM on March 17, 2006


What's the big deal? ... Not much different than 99% of college 19 year olds all over the world.

Please. He has the air of the landed gentry. Nothing has ever gone wrong for this kid. Nothing will ever go wrong for this kid. There's no silver spoon in his mouth, because his entire body is made of silver spoons.

Know why he's inappropriately flirting with the hot chick? Because no one has ever told him not to.

Strangely, though, they told him to wear a suit. Shows you where the priorities lie.
posted by frogan at 4:15 PM on March 17, 2006


tkchrist: We were all dipshits with a hell of a lot less money and influence.
posted by zaelic at 4:15 PM on March 17, 2006


You can watch the whole thing here. I don't think he's retarded, or anything.
posted by Count Ziggurat at 4:15 PM on March 17, 2006


He wears popped collars, you can just tell.

Pink shirts with popped collars and black undershirts...

/flexesonyou
posted by thefreek at 4:23 PM on March 17, 2006


Pierce Bush in 2024?

no. next?
posted by mr.marx at 4:28 PM on March 17, 2006


Jesus, I'm not no more a fan of W than the next person, but these attacks on the kid are so baseless. He's scatter-brained and aloof, but he makes some solid points (if you watch the full vid).
posted by Mach3avelli at 4:43 PM on March 17, 2006


He makes a reasonable point in the full segment, but he sounds like



PIERCE BUSH CAN'T BREATH! OHHNOO
posted by fire&wings at 4:45 PM on March 17, 2006



At first I was sickened.

Idiot kid figures "If my dipshit uncle can do it, why not me? Maybe getting some face time on TV will help my (doubtless budding) political, ahem, career. Hell, maybe I'll even get into one of the cool frats."

Then, as I watched further (which took a fair bit of intestinal fortitude) he starts *making sense* in a twisted sort of way. Anti-arab racism *is* bad. But then he described certain countries as "loyal", which struck me as sort of ... you know ... imperialist.

Then I realized "loyal" means "loyal to my family's moneyed interests" and I understood.

It looks like the american aristocracy is at least as inbred as the european.


P.s. Apparently, he acted without the knowledge of his uncle's handlers, who I suspect are going to be very angry. Perhaps they will administer some old-fashioned american style discipline, out in the woodshed.

One can only hope.
posted by nickp at 4:54 PM on March 17, 2006


If Pierce Bush were to be elected, with the statistical rate at which presidents are assassinated, he has a decent likelihood of being the first Bush to die in office.
posted by mrmojoflying at 4:54 PM on March 17, 2006


(if you watch the full vid).
posted by Mach3avelli at 4:43 PM PST on March 17


What full vid?

He's the fuckin' anti-christ. Ya no what I'm saying? Huh huh. Ya no

Uh, what TF? What is this shit?
posted by snsranch at 5:02 PM on March 17, 2006


He makes a reasonable point in the full segment,

PIECE BUSH SAYS A LOT OF THINGS! OH YEAH!

Hell, maybe I'll even get into one of the cool frats.

For guys like Piece, they're called finals clubs.
posted by rkent at 5:04 PM on March 17, 2006


omg. omg. omg.
Oh no.
A genetic nightmare in a Brooks Brothers costume.

Is this some awful MK-ULTRA child puppet Howdy Doody psycho experimental mutant?
posted by nickyskye at 5:07 PM on March 17, 2006


Uh. um. Huh huh. Ya know, he does have a purty mouth.
posted by MikeKD at 5:09 PM on March 17, 2006


nickp writes "But then he described certain countries as 'loyal', which struck me as sort of ... you know ... imperialist."


Like the Caesar's appointed heir discussing the recently conquered provinces. I'd style him "Augustus", but Augustus at least didn't chickenhawk out when it came time to serve. But who knows, maybe Pierce will emulate Bush I and do his bit to keep down the natives in his uncle's latest addiiton to the Pox Americana; just because Jenna and Barbara expect to inherit the purple wihtout bothering to walk the cursus honorum, we can't rule out Pierce yet.

But for the momnt, since he's so cute, let's be safe and call him little bootsy.
posted by orthogonality at 5:13 PM on March 17, 2006


Huh. So it's a completely different guy. 'Cause the first thing I thought of was Prince Albert.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:17 PM on March 17, 2006


here's the Full interview on YouTube
posted by TechnoLustLuddite at 5:20 PM on March 17, 2006


Wow. Totally reminds me of Philip Seymour Hoffman as George Willis, Jr in Scent of a Woman
posted by Smedleyman at 5:23 PM on March 17, 2006


This kid may be voicing his own opinion (dubious), but if what he is saying is true, and his uncle's administration is all so anti-racist, why is the Immigration and Naturlization Service now called the Department of Homeland Security?

bollocks, but thanks for the monkey news.
posted by ginbiafra at 5:31 PM on March 17, 2006


why the f*ck should anyone care what this punk thinks about the ports deal, or anything else for that matter?
posted by pruner at 5:36 PM on March 17, 2006


Ohmigawd, I'm watching the full video and he describes Timothy McVeigh as a "bad apple."

It's safe to say I'm done with him. Moving on...
posted by frogan at 5:37 PM on March 17, 2006




yep, totally, you know what I'm sayin', you all?
posted by Smedleyman at 5:37 PM on March 17, 2006


why the f*ck should anyone care what this punk thinks about the ports deal, or anything else for that matter?
posted by pruner at 5:36 PM PST on March 17 [!]


Dude, you can totally swear on MetaFilter.
posted by underer at 5:55 PM on March 17, 2006


I know underer... I did that out of habit (MeFi is more "casual" than some other places I post).
posted by pruner at 6:04 PM on March 17, 2006


why the f*ck should anyone care what this punk thinks about the ports deal, or anything else for that matter?

well, no one should really. but he's getting air time on the Today Show anyway. that's the fucking frightening part.

it's funny how some will harp on celebrities espousing political viewpoints in a nationally televised forum, but this kid's the sharpshooter when it comes to racism and foreign policy?
posted by raygun21 at 6:15 PM on March 17, 2006


What is so annoying is that he is given air time at all. He has a totally generic opinion, expressed totally generically - hundreds of other 19 year olds could have provided more insightful commentary, but they're not part of the Bush dynasty so they just write for their school papers or whatever... This kid even makes some comment in the middle of the interview about how he was surprised "nobody picked it up" when he first voiced his opinion - as if his opinion inherently belonged on the Today show while the average college student can't be sure his opinion will make it into the campus daily.

The other thing that's scary is that a)he comes off smarter than Prez Bush and b)he comes off dumber than your avg college student, which means that to me, Bush really is below most 19 year olds (not that sounds surprising, but having such a direct comparison as a mediator - easy to compare both to bush and to college students in general - makes it seem like a more scientific claim, somehow, not just a random judgment)
posted by mdn at 6:17 PM on March 17, 2006


[pls forgive countless typos etc in above post]
posted by mdn at 6:18 PM on March 17, 2006


Pierce Bush in 2024?

Sure hope to.
posted by cog_nate at 6:19 PM on March 17, 2006


mr.marx, I think we're thinking of different things.
posted by cog_nate at 6:22 PM on March 17, 2006


He wears popped collars, you can just tell.

It amuses me that the same fashion affectations for which I used to sneer at the weakminded 23 years ago have come around again.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:52 PM on March 17, 2006


Please. He has the air of the landed gentry. Nothing has ever gone wrong for this kid. Nothing will ever go wrong for this kid. There's no silver spoon in his mouth, because his entire body is made of silver spoons.

I am forced to do the last thing I ever thought I'd do. And that is defend a member of the Bush family. I disagree with about everything they do and stand for... So this makes me real mad.

... You guys are so full blind fucking hate for some dumb kid who is likely JUST LIKE YOU WERE.

Let tell you something if you went to college AT ALL. Your priveledged and rich compared to 99.9% of this planet. I don't care how hard you worked. It's true and you know it.

He is like YOU - Minus the millions of dollars and the dynasty - all completely irrelevant to any thing in the content of the video.

You hate him for who his family is. Like it's his fault who his parents are? That is fucked up. This kid has done nothing.

Nothing will ever go wrong for this kid.

You know NONE of that. That kid may, I say - MAY, have a completely fucked up life. He may have got boned up the ass by his uncle every night when he was twelve.

You don't know him. And so what if his life likely IS roses. That's his fault?

It is the media's idiotic obsession with royalty and celebrity that gets his dumb opinions on the air. He is just 19 and happy to oblige.

Did we or did we not have to hear the moricially simplistic opinions of every stupid liberal rocker and their moron spawn during the last election?

So he's rich. So what. You telling me you wouldn't WANT to be rich? You telling me you wouldn't want your kids to have everything you could provide them - every advantage possible?

PAH-lease indeed. You hypocrite.

Know why he's inappropriately flirting with the hot chick? Because no one has ever told him not to.

Because there IS nothing wrong with it! You never flirted with a hot chick? Or are you jealous because you can't? Seemed his flirtations were subtle and harmless. Especially in the full video.

Strangely, though, they told him to wear a suit. Shows you where the priorities lie.

huh? what? What was he supposed to wear? Motorcycle leathers and a nipple bra?

Shame on all of you.
posted by tkchrist at 6:54 PM on March 17, 2006


Boy, is it just me or do all these Bushy blue-bloods look a little too . . . similar?

Am I the only one who suspects that GW is simply the next Charles II? If you really dislike racism, kid, for the love of Christ, marry something more distant than a second cousin!
posted by dgaicun at 7:10 PM on March 17, 2006


tkchrist

I agree with you that making assertions about who this kid is is kind of lame. It is certainly unfair to judge the kid based on his 'social standing'. It may be unfair to judge him just because he's associated with Bush's family, but that's not clear. Seems like they're all just a pack of liars, but there are always revolutionaries in families.

So I judged him on what he had to say, and honestly, I think it's BS. Not BS where he was talking about how people shouldn't be racist and that, but BS where he tried to say his uncle was trying not to be racist. (see my comment above).

But in the end, just BS.
posted by ginbiafra at 7:24 PM on March 17, 2006


I've tried to do so with one of those voudon George W Bush Action Figures but it's had no luck as yet. Perhaps a larger gauge of needle is needed?
You need a hair or something--Bush is too scared of regular people to do the rope-line thing a la Clinton, or even meet with anyone not pre-screened, so you'll just have to donate 100,000 + and go to a fundraiser or something.
posted by amberglow at 7:37 PM on March 17, 2006


He is like YOU - Minus the millions of dollars and the dynasty

The devil's in the details.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 7:47 PM on March 17, 2006


... You guys are so full blind fucking hate for some dumb kid who is likely JUST LIKE YOU WERE.

seriously... I mean, I'm sure I'm not the only MeFite who was invited to appear on the Today Show during my sophomore year of college to opine about foreign policy.
posted by pruner at 7:56 PM on March 17, 2006


Who said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree?
and indeed, does one bad apple reflect on the whole orchard ]shall we say[?
—PGB

He does have a point.

Why is it they're 'There' 'agin'?


< you can watch the whole thing here. i don't think he's retarded, or anything.—count ziggura t>>

Thank You, CZ. MUCH appreciated link.

What a difference editing makes.
Media 101...

All y'all forming an opinion of someone from a damned clip, after pulling an all nighter to drive to Amarillo. Judging from the 4 cuppa joe, he was the designated driver. This is a bad thing?
How quickly one forgets being 19. Daddy notwithstanding.


I'd say Pierce has a point ]pardon the 'familiarity'[, if I wasn't so suspicious of where his information was gleaned from.
If it was from Daddy and company of chums, or did he weigh anything and find out, on his own, possibly? Can he be objective or is it a hell of a starting point?
There may be this ever expanding credit ]yes, an assumption[, however, if you were to present a well thought out venture...you'd have some right knowledgeable help and possible venture capital.


It also points out to me, how much a Father can influence his kids. Give them the leg up...


Pierce G. Bush's
Houston Chronicle Article
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/3713578.html

< half the reason i wanted to leave georgetown is that i was kind of burnt out by politics, he said. living in washington for a year and a half, you kind of see what kind of bs it is. my uncle is this guy with all this power and he gets blamed for everything, he added. another factor in pierce bush's decision to leave washington, he said, was his status as the president's nephew. i got a lot more attention there than i did in texas, he said. i'd rather be known for something i did and not be known for the family situation i was born into.>>—PGB


and his other Letter,
Same source, Houston Chronicle:
http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2005_3863767

< for and against new pope / reforms the world won't see with the election of pope benedict xvi, christians around the world will most likely not be able to look forward to needed reforms within the catholic church. there are two major areas of reform that are needed to accommodate our progressive world society. the first change regards the treatment of women within the church. in a religion that preaches equality among all people, the catholic church is locked into a stone age mentality by not allowing women to be ordained as priests. frankly, there should be no reason that women are not allowed to serve god as priests, and it is rather talibanesque to not allow women the freedom to occupy these positions - simply because of their sex. the other area of needed reform deals with allowing priests to marry. a lot of people are naive and think that celibacy is a tradition that has forever existed within the catholic church. in reality, priests at point were allowed to marry and it was changed in the middle ages to what it still is today. priests should be able to raise their own families. i wish pope benedict xvi the best, as i am sure that he will be a wise leader. i personally hope that he will strive for equality among all people this globe. furthermore, i hope that these simple reforms will be made at least in my lifetime. - pierce bush>>



Now who said he was retarded?
Oh, you judged by physical appearance, of a known family...?
Media 202.
posted by alicesshoe at 8:03 PM on March 17, 2006


tkchrist ... you know what? You're right. Everything you wrote? True. I'm just an empty, jealous hypocrite. I have no right to expect just a little grace and humility from those who have had the good fortune to have God come down from heaven and point His hand at their wallets.
posted by frogan at 8:29 PM on March 17, 2006


the word talibanesque is so metafilteresque
posted by AllesKlar at 8:39 PM on March 17, 2006


Jeebus, don't parents think before naming their chirren? Pierce Bush is the nastiest double-entendre name since Beaver Cleaver (and at least he was fictional).

Anyway, the next spawn of Arbusto we'll be dealing with will probably be Jorge Prescottito. He's so much more ... rico suave.
posted by rob511 at 8:51 PM on March 17, 2006


I'm a live and let live dude, really an anarchist (in the political sense) and no fan or friend of the oligarchs (this is just a semi-useless prologue) but am also an ardent anti-hater, the world wide vibe of the twenty first century has just been straight up intense resentment and I'm not really talking about in the normal bottom up way. Y'alls (by which I mean the internet connected world) are some fucking haterade swillers. Final caveat, I am not a believer. NOW, with that extensive preamable preambled, let me just say this:

If there was ever a family that NEEDED to be cursed, reviled and driven weeping and bleeding into the sea to be scourged from human memory and cursed unto the twenty third generation on some Old Testament who the fuck touched my Ark shit more than the Bush dynasty I have yet to see mention of them anywhere.

Those mofos are no good for anyone, like room temperature Power Master malt liquor and fistfulls of government surplus raisins.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:54 PM on March 17, 2006


Metafilter: If there was ever a family that NEEDED to be cursed, reviled and driven weeping and bleeding into the sea to be scourged from human memory and cursed unto the twenty third generation on some Old Testament who the fuck touched my Ark shit more than the Bush dynasty I have yet to see mention of them anywhere.

; >
posted by amberglow at 9:00 PM on March 17, 2006


If there were ever a family that NEEDED to be cursed, reviled and driven weeping and bleeding into the sea

.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 9:15 PM on March 17, 2006


If there were ever a pedant who NEEDED to be...
Thanks. I used the word cursed twice as well, which is bothering me.



This post edited by Divine_Wino because he's gotten into the Wild Turkey again.

posted by Divine_Wino at 9:22 PM on March 17, 2006


Pierce Bush is the oldest son of the President's brother, Neil Bush.

Neil Bush, late of Silverado S&L and its $1 billion failure, has been CEO of Ignite! Learning since 1999.

Ignite! raised some $23 million in capital from ... wait for it ... the United Arab Emirates. Neil Bush also is a regular speaker for a UAE company called Datamatix.

And by "investors" we probably mean the royal family and close relatives of the royal family. Who happen to be the same people who own Dubai Ports World. Howzabout that.

Pierce is Barbara's (the old battle axe, not W's charming daughter) maiden name. It's a family name--very blue blood of them, huh?

Indeed. It's the same family as Franklin Pierce.

His good looks and inoffensive personality caused him to make many friends, but he did not do what was necessary to avoid the impending American Civil War, thus giving him his reputation as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

Hmm. Select company.
posted by dhartung at 10:12 PM on March 17, 2006


I think the violent reactions are partially a class thing: people also react with a lot of anger towards frat boys, their accent and expressions, in the Netherlands. It's probably because of their self assurance and superiority.

But then a family (dynasty) that dominates politics as much as the Bushes does not spell meritocracy and democracy to me. So maybe I'd get a "Oh no, not another one" reaction too.
posted by jouke at 10:18 PM on March 17, 2006


Ignite! raised some $23 million in capital from ... wait for it ... the United Arab Emirates. Neil Bush also is a regular speaker for a UAE company called Datamatix.

Whatever, racist.
posted by dgaicun at 10:25 PM on March 17, 2006


You guys are right- we should really back up off of Pierce. I mean, I'm sure he's crying his eyes out on his pillow made of money right now because of what some people on the internet said about him.
posted by 235w103 at 10:53 PM on March 17, 2006


His good looks and inoffensive personality caused him to make many friends, but he did not do what was necessary to avoid the impending American Civil War, thus giving him his reputation as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.

Bwahaha. Thanks D, that made my day. Your link is also totally in line with my Hapsburg allusion above:

Pierce and Barbara Bush share a common ancestor, thus President George W. Bush is not only related to Pierce, but in some photos (as with the one on this page) there is an observable facial resemblance between the two.
posted by dgaicun at 11:06 PM on March 17, 2006


Habsburg.
posted by dgaicun at 11:08 PM on March 17, 2006


tkchrist, I don't necessarily hate him, but he is a smug prick. I've known young people with pots of money who weren't smug pricks. Maybe if he was linked to a man who I didn't loath I would view his being a smug prick in a different light. He calls the city he's in for the first time a great city, he's surprised that he didn't imediatly get media attention for having a dumb opinion, he says "you know what I mean?" after very literal phrases. Maybe my problem is that he reveals how far we are from a meritocracy. Sure it's not his fault but I'm going to hit post you know what I mean?
posted by I Foody at 11:16 PM on March 17, 2006


I'd hit it.
posted by Goofyy at 11:51 PM on March 17, 2006


The entire interview says a LOT more about this kid than the edited clip. As does his letters: Thanks Aliceshoe http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/50159#1249534
posted by tomplus2 at 12:57 AM on March 18, 2006


What ever happened to the book that Sharon, the ex-Mrs. Neil Bush threatened to write? It was supposed to detail all the family faults.
posted by Cranberry at 1:02 AM on March 18, 2006


What ever happened to the book that Sharon, the ex-Mrs. Neil Bush threatened to write?

Someone finally sat her down and explained how wills, trusts and probate law works.
posted by frogan at 1:20 AM on March 18, 2006


I think I saw Pierce Bush in this...
posted by Marianne at 2:24 AM on March 18, 2006


Hmm, can't say I'm familiar with that subbacultcha, but it really looks exactly like American white boys adopting Ganguro from Japanese girls.
posted by dgaicun at 2:33 AM on March 18, 2006


Someone will ask Pierce Bush in 2024 if he was ever cool.

And now we all know what the answer will be: no.
posted by psmealey at 4:10 AM on March 18, 2006


I don't understand what's up with the comments about the pope. He said that he thought that he could go under the radar and change one or two people's minds. Was that about the pope or about Dubai?

And dude...talking about the problems with women not being able to be ordained or priests not being able to marry? WTF? (Thanks for the Houston Chronicle link, aliceshoe.) What got his panties in a bundle over Catholics?
posted by leftcoastbob at 7:37 AM on March 18, 2006


Now who said he was retarded?
Oh, you judged by physical appearance, of a known family...?


No. Although his "smug prick" vibe does definitely come across in the way he interacts, the problem I had, as I said above, was really his simple assumption that his opinion was so important. He's just never been in a situation where he couldn't get what he wanted - he is totally set for life. There's no way he will have trouble getting a job if he wants one, or living without a job for a while if he'd like to.

There are thousands of college sophomores with vague opinions about female priests and racism - most of them could probably express their ideas better than pierce, but in general, he's perfectly competent as an average college student. His opinion should be on his blog or college paper or, you know, some kind of internet forum, like it is for most of the kids his age who have opinions. But because he's part of the clan, it doesn't occur to him that he's not automatically entitled to be on TV or in big papers simply for having an opinion. What credentials does he have? What special studies has he done about catholic history or global economics?

It's completely ridiculous, and he's completely blind to his own presumptions.
posted by mdn at 9:29 AM on March 18, 2006


How DARE he talk about racism against the Arab World when everything his uncle's administration has done has been in the service of fostering an irrational level of fear towards the Arab World. It's what got the f*cker elected to a second term. WTF.

I swear I thought my chest was going to explode.
posted by maggiemaggie at 11:23 AM on March 18, 2006


Funny, you seem to blame him because the idiotic media decided he should be interviewed. I suppose we could blame him for not telling them 'no', but that's as far as it goes.

Of course, he is a Bush, and that speaks very poorly for him. This may be a pity, I don't know. Twice burned, thrice shy. And we're probably better off discouraging dynasties in the political arena.
posted by Goofyy at 11:33 PM on March 18, 2006


It's completely ridiculous, and he's completely blind to his own presumptions.

Like 90% of ALL college sophmores.
posted by tkchrist at 10:59 AM on March 20, 2006


"Let me challenge you a little bit on the merits of the argument." - Campbell Brown, from the full clip

That's a hell of a better effort than Sticherbeast managed, in posting the edited clip. That having been said, the kid looks nervous, tired, and maybe a little bit crispy - hardly even good fuel for an ad hominem.
posted by rush at 3:15 PM on March 22, 2006


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