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  •  Interesting bit of info: (11+ / 0-)
    Schieffer is the older brother of Tom Schieffer, a friend and former business partner of President George W. Bush, who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Australia 2001–2005 by President Bush and also served as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from April 2005 through January 2009. On March 2, 2009 Tom Schieffer announced he was forming an exploratory committee that will allow him to seek the Democratic nomination for Governor of Texas.
    Tom Schieffer is a member of the conservative branch of the TX Democratic party:
    He belonged to the conservative wing of the Texas Democratic Party associated with Connally and Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. He was the Fort Worth area co-ordinator for Democratic Governor Mark Wells White's election campaigns.
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    The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

    by maggiejean on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 03:49:37 PM PST

    •  My above comment was in reply to kravitz' (4+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, mindara, peacestpete, Aunt Pat

      comment about Schieffer being a republican. Not sure Schieffer is a republican, just in his own little world.

      The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.― Neil deGrasse Tyson

      by maggiejean on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 03:52:13 PM PST

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      •  his brother is a democrat (5+ / 0-)

        Pretty sure his brother was the head of the democratic party in Texas not that long ago. I don't see that he said anything horrible, it was an address democrats loved and republicans and pundits hated.
        Bob is just a fossil who can't relate to what he was saying.

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