During a panel discussion at the Conference on World Affairs in Colorado last April, a member of the audience rose to ask a tendentious political question, before adding that she was not interested in hearing a response from the only conservative on stage -- yours truly. I was a bit miffed by the close-minded slight until a fellow panelist, Arizona State Senator Kyrsten Sinema, pushed back on my behalf. The Democratic legislator slapped down the questioner's Lefty assumptions and waxed eloquent about the importance of bipartisanship. Sinema and I ended up chatting at length at a reception later that evening. ...
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http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gl=42&gsln=Sinema&gsln_x=XO After googling, and finding very, very little, I found that page, and apparently it is a Dutch name. It might possibly be Spanish too, I have some vague recollection of a Dutch-Spanish connection during one of the innumerable French-Spanish wars, but that might be some hold-over memory from reading the Dumas "Musketeers" books.
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