Written by Chet
Speaking of Ed Schafer -- North Dakota's most famous former governor and repeat plagiarist -- here's a snippet from something found on the USA News & World Report website this week:
With a résumé like Ed Schafer's, President Bush could have picked the former two-term North Dakota governor, boyhood farmer, telecommunications exec, conservationist, Junkyard Wars runner-up, and classic car and tractor restorer to run any of about six cabinet agencies. But it was the Agriculture Department Schafer wanted. "This is a good fit," he tells us. Winning kudos for being a tireless worker (he works out early and regularly skips lunch) and straight shooter (Congress sometimes "drives me crazy"), Schafer is fast becoming a key point man for Bush on the pending farm bill and trade deals. "This is a 110 percent job," he says.
USA News (emphasis added)
If you click on the graphic above, you'll get a bigger version of that aerial photograph. Ed Schafer's boyhood "farm" is in the picture. I bet you can't guess which "farm" is the "farm" of Ed Schafer's "boyhood farming" days.
For the record, Schafer claims to have "spent summers [on his grandfather's farm in Hettinger County] while growing up." (click here)
If that's the standard for being able to claim one was a "boyhood farmer," then I'm a boyhood farmer too. Any other "city kids" out there who were "boyhood farmers" like me and Ed?
Maybe Schafer "wrote" the US News story himself.