It is a widely known fact the Bush family claims Texas as its home state. Current President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are expected to settle in the area of Dallas, Texas, after he leaves office. His parents currently live in the Houston, Texas, area.
Being claimed as the home state by a candidate for National Office has both benefits and drawbacks. The reputation of Texas has risen and fallen many times along with the popularity of not only the Presidents Bush but also earlier political figures as Lyndon Baines Johnson. One current rumor is that Texas will fall off the political map altogether as a result of recent connections. We are again on the "outs."
I am not sending this message to be negative. I am sending it with compassion and empathy. My thoughts and prayers are with all the people of the State of Alaska as your Governor stands for Vice President of the United States. I am sympathetic to the position that Alaska is in. At times, it must seem a difficult one.
Best wishes to you all.
United We Stand!
Susan from Texas