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#1 of 10 Old 04-26-2003, 07:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I missed origins of the name "Shrub"... can someone clue me in?

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you know, bush, shrub. i don't know how else to explain it! :
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Molly Ivins (the liberal Texas newspaper columnist) wrote a book called "Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush" I have always assumed she coined the term but perhaps not.

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OH ok I get it! Duh! LOL
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i know Ann Richards used the term "shrub" when they were running against each other, though i can't know for sure that she coined it. maybe Ivins said it to her, or maybe it was the other way 'round!
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Way back when Bush the Father was president (aka 41), "The New Republic" had a regular column called "The Shrub Files" which was a hilarious spoof of the president's famous inability to speak in clear and concise sentences.

We're talking a long time ago.

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Way back when Bush the Father was president (aka 41)
Geeze, I'm not that old yet, am I?
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GWB owned an oil company years and years ago that he named "Arbusto", which is "shrub" in Spanish.
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...GWB owned an oil company years and years ago that he named "Arbusto", which is "shrub" in Spanish.
:LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL

So why "Arbusto"?
Now I know how that "New Republic" columnist came up with it ... or was W. riffing on the column (widely read in the Beltway & beyond)?

If he was (riffing on the column), then it indicates he has a highly evolved sense of humor, folks.

Almost makes me see him in a new light. Almost.

:LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL
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arbusto means bush, so he was trying to be cool and bi-lingual.
in texas, it was called ar BUST o, like bust as in broke, since that's what it did, went broke.
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