Originally posted by samoflangeBoth Bush and Kerry went to Yale University, are considered "old money," and are members of the "secret society" of the Skull and Bones.
Any thoughts on this?
It is certainly interesting. Bush's Dad and granddaddy are aLso bonesmen. The other president who was a Skull and Bones member is William Howard Taft.
Other Bonesmen of interest: Sloane Coffin, Jr. ('49) V. Van Dine ('49) James Buckley ('44) Bill Buckley ('50) Hugh Cunnigham ('34) Hugh Wilson ('09) Reuben Holden ('40) Charles R. Walker ('16) Yale's 'unofficial' Secretary of War, Robert D. French ('10) Archibald MacLiesh ('15) Dino Pionzio ('50), CIA Deputy Chief of Station during Allende overthrow William and McGeorge Bundy Richard A. Moore ('3?) Senator David Boren ('63) Senator John Kerry ('66) Henry Luce ('20), Time-Life John Thomas Daniels ('14), founder Archer Daniels Midland Gifford Pinchot ('89), President Theodore Roosevelt's chief forester Frederick E. Weyerhaeuser ('96) Harold Stanley ('08), founder of Morgan Stanley, investment banker Alfred Cowles ('13), Cowles Communication Henry P. Davison ('20), senior partner Morgan Guaranty Trust Thomas Cochran ('04) Morgan partner Senator John Heinz ('31) Pierre Jay ('92), first chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York George Herbert Walker, Jr. ('27), financier and co-founder of the NY Mets Artemus Gates ('18), President of New York Trust Company, Union Pacific, TIME, Boeing Company William Draper III (50), the Defense Department, UN and Import-Export Bank Dean Witter, Jr.('44), investment banker Senator Jonathan Bingham ('36) Potter Stewart ('36), Supreme Court Justice Senator John Chaffe ('47) Harry Payne Whitney ('94), husband of Gertrude Vanderbilt, investment banker Russell W. Davenport ('23), editor Fortune Magazine, created Fortune 500 list Evan G. Galbraith ('50), Ambassador to France and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Richard Gow ('55), president Zapata Oil Amory Howe Bradford ('34), husband of Carol Warburg Rothschild and general manager for the New York Times C. E. Lord ('49), Comptroller of the Currency Winston Lord ('59), Chairman of CFR, Ambassador to China and assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton administration
I think it's even more interesting that we've had 5 yalies (Taft, Ford, Bush 41, Clinton and Bush 43) and three of them were Skulls - in fact Ford and Clinton only went to law school there, so they never had a chance at the society.
Pretty weird. Bunch of conspiricy theories out there. But the Libs can't play 'em too much because then Dubya'd have to be smart enough to keep up the conspiricy. They like to paint him as an idiot. I don't believe Dubya's an idiot, nor do I believe there's a conspiricy - anymore than MY housemates and I watch out for each other. I did a recomendation for a guy I haven't seen since school a couple years ago. Even made a call.
Let's not forget that movie with Joshua Jackson and Coach Craig T. Nelson a few years back about the Skulls. Good lord, that was a bad flick.
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An actual Constitutional duty of the Senate, and neither party can manage to actually do it. Why? Stupid rules, which are not Constitutional, just rules that they arbitrarily set up for confirming judges. So the solution is to just change the rules....