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[[File:Alex&LauraShrub-GTAVC.jpg|right|thumb|Alex Shrub, with his wife Laura in GTA Vice City]]
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{{Infobox character
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|name = Alex Shrub 
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|image = Alex Shrub-GTAVC.jpg
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|size = 180px
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|caption = Alex Shrub in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
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|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
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|aka = Martha
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|status = Alive
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|gender = M
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|home = [[Vice City in 3D Universe|Vice City]]
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|American]]
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|family = [[Laura Shrub]] <small>(wife)</small>
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|affiliations = [[Candy Suxxx]]
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|vehicles = [[Stretch]]
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|businesses = Congressman<br>Philanderer<br>Right Wing Politician
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|voice = [[Christopher Lucas]]}}
   
'''Alex Shrub''' is a right wing politician who became the youngest state congressman in Florida history because, according to [[Maurice Chavez]], "he has a great haircut and says things that make you nod your head". Shrub is a delusional congressman who knowingly tries to cover up and distract people from the fact that [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] is going downhill under his term. He cares only about money and has allowed businesses to do as they please, such as legalization of [[Giggle Cream]], a hazardous dessert which has killed 23 people.
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{{Quote|He has a great haircut and says things that make you nod your head|[[Maurice Chavez]]}}
   
Late into the game, Shrub seeks to ban the legal distribution of pornography in Vice City in order to gain favor with the puritan voters of the city. [[Tommy Vercetti]], having just purchased a porn movie making film studio, sketches up a plan to stop this. He sends Shrub's favorite prostitute, [[Candy Suxxx]], to his condo and then proceeds to take pictures of him and Suxxx engaged in cross-dressing. It is implied that Tommy and his film studio director, [[Steve Scott]], later use these pictures to blackmail Shrub into working with the [[Vercetti Gang]].
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'''Alex Shrub''' is a right wing politician who became the youngest state congressman in [[Vice City in 3D Universe |Vice City]] history.
   
There is a common (but unofficial) perception that Alex Shrub is a caricature of former U.S. president George H. W. Bush and Florida governor Jeb Bush. In addition to their political learning and similar last names (bush and shrub are both kinds of plants, Congressman Shrub's voice is also very similar to that of George H.W. Bush. "Shrub" is also in use as a nickname For U.S. president George W. Bush popularized by Texas columnist Molly Ivins). In addition, many of Shrub's political positions appear to be exaggerations or parodies of stereotypically "right wing" positions, such as his claim on [[VCPR]] that poor people deserved to be stupid. Conversely his depiction as a young and attractive philanderer is a reference to liberal Democrat and former U.S. president John F. Kennedy.
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==Biography==
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Shrub is a delusional congressman who knowingly tries to cover up and distract people from the fact that [[Vice City in 3D Universe |Vice City]] is going downhill under his term. He cares only about money and has allowed businesses to do as they please, such as legalization of [[Giggle Cream]], a hazardous dessert which has killed 23 people. 
   
According to [http://www.kentpaul.com/ KentPaul.com] Shrub was elected to Congress in 1980. According to statements Shrub made on Pressing Issues, legislation he supported "ensured important tax breaks for gun retailers, real estate developers" and "cut the cost of policing, saving the city 2%, or 25 cents per household, over a 6 year period".
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===Events of [[GTA Vice City]]===
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According to KentPaul.com Shrub was elected to Congress in [[1980]]. According to statements Shrub made on [[Pressing Issues]], legislation he supported "ensured important tax breaks for gun dealers, real estate developers" and "cut the cost of policing, saving the city 2%, or 25 cents per household, over a 6 year period".
   
Alex Shrub was introduced in "[[The Party]]," and he may be heard on the [[Vice City Public Radio|VCPR]] radio talk show, along with [[John F. Hickory]] and [[Callum Crayshaw]]. He was voiced by [[Christopher Lucas]].
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Late into the game, Shrub seeks to ban the legal distribution of pornography in Vice City in order to gain favor with the puritan voters of the city. [[Tommy Vercetti]], having just purchased a porn movie making film studio, sketches up a plan to stop this. He sends Shrub's favorite prostitute, [[Candy Suxxx]], to his condo and then proceeds to take pictures of him and Suxxx engaged in cross-dressing. It is implied that Tommy and his film studio director, [[Steve Scott]], later use these pictures to blackmail Shrub into working with the [[Vercetti Gang]].
   
 
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*Power obsessed. Usual politician.
 
*Power obsessed. Usual politician.
 
*Expected to go very far.
 
*Expected to go very far.
==​GTA Chinatown Wars==
 
In [[GTA CW]], [[Huang Lee]] may receive an email from "A. Shrub", talking about politics.
 
   
It is however, most likely just an easter egg, since neither Alex Shrub was a politic in [[Liberty City]], nor GTA Vice City shares the same timeline as GTA Chinatown Wars.
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==Appearances==
 
==Mission appearances==
 
 
;GTA Vice City
 
;GTA Vice City
 
*[[The Party]]
 
*[[The Party]]
 
*[[Martha's Mug Shot]]
 
*[[Martha's Mug Shot]]
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==Trivia==
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*There is a common (but unofficial) perception that Alex Shrub is a caricature of former U.S. president George H. W. Bush and Florida governor [[wp:Jeb Bush|Jeb Bush]]. In addition to their political learning and similar last names, bush and shrub are both kinds of plants, Congressman Shrub's voice is also very similar to that of George H.W. Bush. "Shrub" is also in use as a nickname For U.S. president George W. Bush popularized by Texas columnist [[wp:Molly Ivins|Molly Ivins]]. As if that's not enough, Alex Shrub is a Congressman looking to be President. While [[George Bush Jr]]. was one of the youngest Texas governor who then became President while Jeb is one of the youngest Florida Gov. who may also have plans to become President. Like George W. Bush Jr., his wife's name is Laura.
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*In addition, many of Shrub's political positions appear to be exaggerations or parodies of stereotypically "right wing" positions, such as his claim on VCPR that poor people deserved to be stupid. Conversely his depiction as a young and attractive philanderer is a reference to liberal Democrat and former U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Republicans such as Newt Gingrich.
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*There is an Easter egg in [[GTA Chinatown Wars]], where [[Huang Lee]] receives an email from "[[[A. Shrub]]", talking about politics. The storylines of GTA Vice City and Chinatown Wars are not canon with each other.
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*Shrub's ""ensured important tax breaks for gun dealers, real estate developers" and "cut the cost of policing, saving the city 2%, or 25 cents per household, over a 6 year period" position is an obvious pun on Conservatives, especially Republican economic position of "Trickle Down Economics". This was especially popular and propagated under Ronald Regan during the '80's.
   
 
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File:AlexShrub&CandySuxxx-GTAVC.jpg|Alex Shrub with [[Candy Suxxx]] on [[Juan Cortez|Colonel Cortez's]] boat
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Alex&LauraShrub-GTAVC.jpg|Artwork of Alex Shrub and his wife Laura.
File:AlexShrub-GTAVC.jpg|Alex Shrub dressed up as Martha (from ''[[Martha's Mug Shot]]'' mission)
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File:AlexShrub&CandySuxxx-GTAVC.jpg|Alex Shrub with [[Candy Suxxx]] on [[Juan Cortez|Colonel Cortez's]] boat.
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File:AlexShrub-GTAVC.jpg|Alex Shrub dressed up as Martha (from ''[[Martha's Mug Shot]]'' mission).
 
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Latest revision as of 17:47, December 11, 2014

CHARACTER
Alex Shrub 
Alex Shrub-GTAVC
Alex Shrub in GTA Vice City
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Full name: Alex Shrub 
Also known as: Martha
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Home: Vice City
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Family: Laura Shrub (wife)
Main affiliation: Candy Suxxx
Vehicle(s): Stretch
Businesses: Congressman
Philanderer
Right Wing Politician
Voiced by: Christopher Lucas
"He has a great haircut and says things that make you nod your head"
Maurice Chavez

Alex Shrub is a right wing politician who became the youngest state congressman in Vice City history.

BiographyEdit

Shrub is a delusional congressman who knowingly tries to cover up and distract people from the fact that Vice City is going downhill under his term. He cares only about money and has allowed businesses to do as they please, such as legalization of Giggle Cream, a hazardous dessert which has killed 23 people. 

Events of GTA Vice CityEdit

According to KentPaul.com Shrub was elected to Congress in 1980. According to statements Shrub made on Pressing Issues, legislation he supported "ensured important tax breaks for gun dealers, real estate developers" and "cut the cost of policing, saving the city 2%, or 25 cents per household, over a 6 year period".

Late into the game, Shrub seeks to ban the legal distribution of pornography in Vice City in order to gain favor with the puritan voters of the city. Tommy Vercetti, having just purchased a porn movie making film studio, sketches up a plan to stop this. He sends Shrub's favorite prostitute, Candy Suxxx, to his condo and then proceeds to take pictures of him and Suxxx engaged in cross-dressing. It is implied that Tommy and his film studio director, Steve Scott, later use these pictures to blackmail Shrub into working with the Vercetti Gang.

VCPD Crime Tree RecordEdit

Extreme Right Wing congressman. Known philanderer. Will do anything for votes.

  • Extreme Right Wing congressman.
  • Known philanderer.
  • Will do anything for votes.
  • Power obsessed. Usual politician.
  • Expected to go very far.

AppearancesEdit

GTA Vice City

TriviaEdit

  • There is a common (but unofficial) perception that Alex Shrub is a caricature of former U.S. president George H. W. Bush and Florida governor Jeb Bush. In addition to their political learning and similar last names, bush and shrub are both kinds of plants, Congressman Shrub's voice is also very similar to that of George H.W. Bush. "Shrub" is also in use as a nickname For U.S. president George W. Bush popularized by Texas columnist Molly Ivins. As if that's not enough, Alex Shrub is a Congressman looking to be President. While George Bush Jr. was one of the youngest Texas governor who then became President while Jeb is one of the youngest Florida Gov. who may also have plans to become President. Like George W. Bush Jr., his wife's name is Laura.
  • In addition, many of Shrub's political positions appear to be exaggerations or parodies of stereotypically "right wing" positions, such as his claim on VCPR that poor people deserved to be stupid. Conversely his depiction as a young and attractive philanderer is a reference to liberal Democrat and former U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Republicans such as Newt Gingrich.
  • There is an Easter egg in GTA Chinatown Wars, where Huang Lee receives an email from "[[[A. Shrub]]", talking about politics. The storylines of GTA Vice City and Chinatown Wars are not canon with each other.
  • Shrub's ""ensured important tax breaks for gun dealers, real estate developers" and "cut the cost of policing, saving the city 2%, or 25 cents per household, over a 6 year period" position is an obvious pun on Conservatives, especially Republican economic position of "Trickle Down Economics". This was especially popular and propagated under Ronald Regan during the '80's.

GalleryEdit

NavigationEdit

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