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« on: February 27, 2005, 07:31:45 pm »

Does this scenario make anyone's stomach turn like it does mine?

1989-93 G. H. W. Bush, 41st Pres
1993-2001- William J. Clinton, 42nd
2001-2009 George W. Bush, 43rd
2009-2017 Hillary R Clinton, 44th
2017-2025- Jeb Bush, 45th

That's 36 years of Bush-Clinton! And likely 20 more years of bitter partisan divide. And only 1 election where a Bush and Clinton ran against one another, until...

In 2025, George P. Bush and 78- year-old Clinton's second wife, Tiffany...
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2005, 07:33:23 pm »

Yes, that would be sickening. The worst part is that it's actually somewhat plausible.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2005, 08:32:57 pm »

Hell, you could have Chelsea running against George P.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2005, 08:35:58 pm »

Yeah, but the second wife thing shows Clinton's overly ambitious desire to stay in the middle of things. Plus, the notion of the 22nd amendment being grounds for divorce was an interesting precedent.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2005, 09:26:33 pm »

The voters had a chance to stop this by voting for Kerry, but I guess they like dynasties.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2005, 09:29:40 pm »

Kerry is a cousin of Dubya, so it would still have been a dynasty of sorts.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2005, 12:25:07 am »

If you take that tack, then pretty much every President but the Johnsons, Hoover, Kennedy, and Reagan is a dynasty of sorts.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2005, 12:35:25 am »

If you take that tack, then pretty much every President but the Johnsons, Hoover, Kennedy, and Reagan is a dynasty of sorts.

Yeah, the relation is way too weak to be meaningful.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2005, 01:13:12 am »

someone, mphh, waste basket, gonna spew...
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2005, 06:43:33 am »

Why is it that many of the ems on this site have disdain for the idea of a Bush and/or Clinton Dynasty, but pine for a return to the Kenedy Camelot? 

JFK= good

RFK= weak

Teddy= gag!

John-John= fluff (may he rest in peace)
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2005, 02:51:15 pm »

Kerry is a cousin of Dubya, so it would still have been a dynasty of sorts.

Is that true?!
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2005, 04:32:55 pm »

9th cousins, thrice removed.

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/strange/bush4/tree.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4286105/ (this one says 16th)

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/strange/bush3/tree.htm (Bush & Powell)

http://msn.ancestry.com/landing/strange/bush2/tree.htm (Bush, FDR, and Winston Churchill)

Also found one a few weeks ago that says Bush and Cheney are related, though I think it is to Barbara Bush rather than George H.W. Bush.

http://genealogy.about.com/od/presidents/a/family_trees.htm

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2005, 05:39:52 pm »

Don't worry, it will be me running against the P. Bush...
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2005, 08:24:49 pm »

Ian,

Yes, it's true, but it is a distant relation.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2005, 10:54:03 am »

I read something somewhere that in every Presidential election until the last one, voters had chosen the candidate that had more royal blood.  The trend stopped in November, however, because Kerry had closer links with the various royal families of Europe than Bush.

Seems like America is more keen on dynasties that you'd think.
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