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Sun Feb 7, 2021, 01:47 PM

George P. Shultz, counsel and Cabinet member for two Republican presidents, dies at 100

Source: Washington Post

George P. Shultz, one of only two people to serve the United States in four Cabinet-level posts and a major force in economic and foreign policy in two Republican administrations, died Feb. 6 at his home in Stanford, Calif. He was 100. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University, where Dr. Shultz was long affiliated after stepping down as secretary of state in 1989, announced the death but did not provide additional details.

Dr. Shultzís prodigious inside knowledge of the U.S. government was rivaled by few figures in recent memory, and his soft-spoken, cerebral manner obscured his strong conservative views about the wisdom of keeping spending under control, limiting government regulation and vigorously confronting terrorists. He was famously a pragmatist on some of the consequential issues he faced while in power. As President Ronald Reaganís secretary of state, Dr. Shultz played a critical role in the dramatic easing of tensions between the United States and Soviet Union that took place during the late 1980s.

Unlike some of his colleagues in the administration, Dr. Shultz thought that Mikhail Gorbachev represented a departure from previous Soviet leaders and pressed Reagan, against bureaucratic and political obstacles, to pursue a more constructive relationship with the United States' longtime Cold War adversary.

As President Richard M. Nixon's top economic adviser in the preceding decade, Dr. Shultz helped implement wage and price controls, even though he opposed the policy in private, and he was involved in the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement that had governed currency fluctuations since the end of World War II.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/george-shultz-dead/2021/02/07/08a6feaa-c6a1-11e8-9b1c-a90f1daae309_story.html



I knew he was still around but didn't realize his age!

Scanning around, he apparently just released a book last April so he was still out "on the road". I guess that was his last "achievement" to finish...



https://www.hoover.org/news/qa-george-p-shultz-and-john-b-taylor-economic-policy-lessons-now-and-future

That entire wing of the GOP have not only been thrown under the bus, but under a bus that was rolled off a cliff to plunge into a deep canyon with them under it.

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Reply George P. Shultz, counsel and Cabinet member for two Republican presidents, dies at 100 (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Feb 2021 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2021 #1
COL Mustard Feb 2021 #4
DonaldsRump Feb 2021 #2
Renew Deal Feb 2021 #5
DonaldsRump Feb 2021 #9
mdbl Feb 2021 #16
Polybius Feb 2021 #3
gay texan Feb 2021 #6
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2021 #7
Drunken Irishman Feb 2021 #8
clementine613 Feb 2021 #10
BumRushDaShow Feb 2021 #12
bronxiteforever Feb 2021 #13
milestogo Feb 2021 #11
turbinetree Feb 2021 #14
Buzz cook Feb 2021 #15
Kaleva Feb 2021 #17
John1956PA Feb 2021 #18

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 01:51 PM

1. That generation is leaving us in droves...

Hardly a "favorite" of mine, but looks pretty good (i.e., night and day) compared to anyone in the Trump camp. So, RIP, Dr. Schultz.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 02:12 PM

4. RIP Secretary Shultz

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He was an old-time, old-line Republican, back when they had a big tent and room for lots of people in it. He served his country in many capacities and is one of the few people to have had three Cabinet appointments.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 01:59 PM

2. Shultz also sat the Board of Directors of Theranos, a former Silicon Valley unicorn

and his grandson Tyler was the whistleblower who brought to light the massive fraud perpetuated by that company:

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/theranos-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-600-times-broadcast-deposition/story?id=60576630

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 03:00 PM

5. The documentary on that is well worth watching.

One of the craziest stories I've ever seen.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:02 PM

9. In addition to Shultz, the Theranos Board of Directors

included folks like Henry Kissinger and Senator Bill Frist. In some ways, I cannot understand how someone like Dr. Frist, who in fairness was a well-respected heart surgeon, did not figure out the scam. I remember seeing an interview with a Stanford medical school professor who had told Elizabeth Holmes that it was absolutely not possible to conduct 1000s of medical tests from a single drop of blood. And I think this is when Holmes was an undergraduate at Stanford, before she started Theranos.

Shultz's own grandson Tyler, who exposed the fraud to the Wall Street Journal, went to his grandfather and told him about the fraud. Shultz chose to believe Theranos and its executives over his own grandson.

Like John Lennon said once, perhaps "nothing is real"!

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 07:09 AM

16. my first thought was "who gets his Theranos stock?"

LOL

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 02:10 PM

3. Living until 100 and dying on Ronald Reagan's birthday

Now that's a Republican.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 03:08 PM

6. Oh well

Anyone affiliated with that fuck face Reagan's time in government, I have zero sympathy for. If memory serves me correct, he was a racist piece of shit which didnt lift a finger to help South Africa.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 03:20 PM

7. Senior staff economist on Eisenhower's Council of Economic Advisers in 1955

https://millercenter.org/president/reagan/essays/shultz-1982-secretary-of-state

Served at a high level in government 66 years before. Wow.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 03:59 PM

8. Almost a real-life Leo McGarry.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:09 PM

10. A Rethug?

Good riddance.

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Response to clementine613 (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:27 PM

12. He

like James Baker, were what they used to be before their party was hollowed out by the loons showing their festering underbelly.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:50 PM

13. +1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:25 PM

11. Good riddance.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 05:12 PM

14. Oh yeah this "guy" that was with an administration that basically fucked over senior citizens

and making said seniors pay a tax on there social security and said it was earned income, the same administration that started its attack on labor unions.....but he got his retirement check from said senior citizens under his tenure with said republican administrations........... and the list goes on and on ..............

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 07:12 PM

15. Another conservative asshat

He was an influence in getting GW Bush to run.
During the 2000 election steal he used his big daddy republican credentials to help lie Bush into office.

Shultz was also a big supporter of the invasion of Iraq.

After leaving office Shultz said some pleasing things about the uselessness of the drug war and opening relations with Cuba. But of course he never acted on those thoughts when he had the power to do something about them.

Fuck him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 08:41 AM

17. As far as Repubs go, he was one of the better ones.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 07:10 PM

18. From the WaPo article: he refused to confirm presence of Princeton Tiger tattoo

From the article:


. . .

He graduated from Princeton University in 1942 with a bachelorís degree in economics and played on the varsity basketball and football teams. After service in the Marine Corps in the Pacific during World War II, he received a doctorate in industrial economics in 1949 from MIT. (He reportedly had a tattoo of a tiger, the Princeton mascot, on his bottom, although he steadfastly refused to confirm it.)

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