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Octafish

(55,745 posts)
10. Funny how that works.
Wed Jul 29, 2015, 11:06 AM
Jul 2015


“As a contributor,” Trump told POLITICO in a statement on Thursday, referring to checks he’s written to her campaigns as well as the Clintons’ foundation, “I demanded that they be there—they had no choice and that’s what’s wrong with our country. Our country is run by and for donors, special interests and lobbyists, and that is not a good formula for our country’s success. With me, there are no lobbyists and special interests. My only special interest is the United States of America.”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/hillary-and-donald-trump-were-once-friends-wedding-120610.html#.Vbjp__lVhBc


While I think Trump's not much, Joe L. Allbritton, Politico's founder, are the Aspen roots that tie the LBJ and Bush clans:

He was a key member of a generation of Houstonians — including George H.W. Bush and LBJ aide Jack Valenti — who leveraged their Texas achievements and connections into outsize Washington careers. Valenti, who died in 2007, was one of Allbritton’s closest friends; the 41st president was a regular at the annual brunch Allbritton and his wife, Barbara, held at their Washington home on the morning after the Alfalfa dinner, an exclusive gathering of top business and political leaders.

http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/joe-allbritton-dies-at-87-85004.html


And that's where big media come about.
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