Bush and Quayle are teaming up to for a fundraiser for Maverick PAC in Houston, according to the San Antonio Express-News. But they are not the Bush and Quayle one might think of.
George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of two other presidents named George Bush, and Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz, are holding a reception for MavPAC, designed to entice under 45 professionals into the political process.
Who is George P. Bush?
According to a Time Magazine profile, Bush is the son of Jeb and Columbia Bush. He resides in Texas and is a real estate investor for Pennybacker Capital. He has served overseas in the Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer. In his mid-30s, Bush is active in politics but has no plans to run for office in the near future, though he might contemplate such a move at some point. His political inspiration is Winston Churchill and he regularly reads Real Clear Politics and Red State for his political news.
Who is Ben Quayle?
According to a piece in the Washington Post, Quayle is the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle. He worked at Tynwald Capital and the Snell and Wilmer law firm before running for the House seat in the Arizona 3rd congressional district. He ran a controversial ad that depicted the candidate looking at the camera and stating Barack Obama is the worst president in history. He also said somebody has to go to Washington and "kick the hell out of the place." Despite a minor scandal concerning a sex-oriented website, Quayle won his race handily. He is, like his father, a conservative on fiscal and social issues.
What is MavPAC?
According to the website of Maverick Pac, the political action committee is comprised of under 45 professions dedicated to advancing the cause of fiscal and personal responsibility in politics. It provides access to its members to business and political leaders in the Republican Party and supports conservative political candidates. George P. Bush is the national co-chair.
Bush/Quayle the Next Generation.
Bush and Quayle have not seen one another since the 2000 campaign of Bush's uncle, George W. Bush. They remembered being boys together during the administration of their grandfather and father, which seemed to consist of unsuccessful attempts to evade the Secret Service and other, similar hijinks.
While Quayle has already started a career in public office, the younger Bush has not yet contemplated running. Still, if the stars align, perhaps there will be another Bush/Quayle campaign for president, say, in the 2032 election.
Texas resident Mark Whittington writes about state issues for the Yahoo! Contributor Network.