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The NEW KENNEDYS: 8 American Political Dynasties Of the 21st Century (Barf Alert)
Business Insider ^ | September 1, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 09/01/2011 7:22:30 AM PDT by lbryce

PARTY AFFILIATION: Both. Patriarch David King Udall, a Mormon polygamist, had 12 kids, six with each of his two wives. The descendants of his wife Eliza have been Democrats, and descendants of his wife Ida have been Republicans.

FAMILY ROOTS: Udalls have been elected to public office in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon, and members of the extended family have also been elected in California and Utah.

DYNASTY: Four generations of Udalls have been involved in Western politics, starting with David King Udall, a scion of the early Mormon church (and good buddy of Miles Romney, Mitt Romney's great-grandfather), and the family tree is littered with mayors, judges, and councilmen. Of David King Udall's grandchildren, brothers Mo and Stewart represented Arizona in Congress, and Stewart later served as Secretary of the Interior in the Kennedy administration. Mark Udall (son of Mo) and Tom Udall (son of Stewart) are currently serving as U.S. Senators from Colorado and New Mexico. Their second cousin Mike Lee is a Republican Senator from Utah, and another second cousin, Gordon Smith, a Republican, represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate from 1998 to 2009.

CAMELOT PARALLELS: The Udalls have never amassed a large amount of wealth, although Smith was one of the wealthiest members of Congress during his tenure as a Senator. The family's legacy has been one of public service, with a particular focus on environmental conservation. A federal foundation has been established to honor the more prominent members of the Udall clan

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kennedys
What an insufferably obsequious pile of crap. Camelot parallels? More like 'The Sopranos' parallels. All this BS should have followed theobsese, drunken bum who made Chappaquiddick what it is today.
1 posted on 09/01/2011 7:22:34 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

the damage done by the kennedys, bushes, udalls etc is beyond repair.

2 posted on 09/01/2011 7:24:19 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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So much for Business Insider. What the Hell does this article have to do with business issues? Is it a recommendation to give generously to this Udall foundation if you want to do deals in Utah?

I forget who yesterday provided the link to the Business Insider article of a year ago singing the praises of Solyndra in an interview with their Chief of Marketing.

3 posted on 09/01/2011 7:29:36 AM PDT by sinanju
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The westernmost point of the US is Point Udall (Guam).
The easternmost point of the US is Point Udall (U. S. Virgin Islands).

4 posted on 09/01/2011 7:41:06 AM PDT by webboy45
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To: lbryce
Don't forget the Clintons and the Obamas.

5 posted on 09/01/2011 7:41:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: lbryce
Freakin go away!! The only thing “Kennedy” about the families listed is the corruption and patronage. No more dynasties. Get rid of them ALL. And consign the fat, corrupt, criminal, drunken Kennedys to the dustbin of history where they belong. I've had to live with this puke-inducing drool my whole life and I'm middle aged. Its enough to make me want to shoot myself.
6 posted on 09/01/2011 7:46:25 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: webboy45

Well, to simplify things let’s just call all the land in-between Udall-land.

7 posted on 09/01/2011 7:49:06 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Please don’t. We need all the Kennedy-despisers we can get our hands on.

8 posted on 09/01/2011 7:54:14 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: Iron Munro
Don't forget the Clintons....










Ahhh.... X42..... Hitlery... Arkancide....

Such sweet memories of mud-boggin on the statehouse lawn...

9 posted on 09/01/2011 8:07:11 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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