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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 08:20 PM

The making of Adam Schiff: Why is this man taking on the president?



Schiff was born in Boston in 1960, a few months before John F. Kennedy was elected president, as the younger of two sons to Ed and Sherri Schiff. Theirs was a mixed marriage: Ed, who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla. — “living the ‘Seinfeld’ life,” his son said — is a Democrat; Sherri, who died around 2009 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, was a Republican.

Ed Schiff was a businessman who moved around the country as a regional sales director for Farah, a men’s pants manufacturing company. Sherri, “bored with country club life … went into real estate, where her boss said, ‘You are wasting time writing copy. Why don’t you get into sales?’ ” Ed said.

After a few years of living in Arizona, the Schiffs moved in 1970 to Contra Costa County in the Bay Area, where Ed got out of the “rag business,” as he called it, and purchased a building materials yard.

In those days, Adam was a studious boy who, according to his father, always did his homework, adored his mother and had a friendly sibling rivalry with his older brother, Dan, a relationship Adam would later write about in a screenplay — never produced — called “Common Wall.”

Much more. Fascinating article.
https://jewishjournal.com/cover_story/217845/making-adam-schiff-man-taking-president/

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 08:32 PM

1. Kinda dorky looking back then*. Reminds me of Bill Gates (watch "Bill's Brain" on Netflix!)

But the brilliance of both today is what really counts. Schiff has risen to this mement....and for that I am thankful. I am all in with Schiff on his impeachment inquiry and the incredible management that this requires.






* Pretty sure I was not a cool kid either...

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:00 PM

2. Great article.

He's just a good guy.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:08 PM

3. Yes he is. One of the few in politics today.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:23 PM

4. Better Question Might Be-Why Isn't He Running for President?

Do the Democrats have a candidate who can think and verbally express logic in a thoughtful way like Shiff? I'm not really thinking he should jump in but I see a little bit of Obama in him in that respect and I really miss that aspect of the Obama administration.

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Response to Stallion (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 09:51 PM

5. I read the whole article referenced above

It says that when he was 30 "Adam confided in Thurmond [a good friend] that he wanted to be president one day, to follow in the footsteps of his idol, John F. Kennedy." So maybe in 2024?

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