Dollar Bill's Friends Are Rich

Someone once said that no man should be ashamed of his poverty; he should get rid of it as fast as he can. Texas Governor William Clements did just that, transforming himself from an oilfield roughneck to the millionaire founder of Sedco Inc., one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies. As the first Republican Governor of the Lone Star State in more than a century, "Dollar Bill" Clements, 65, who is seeking a second term this year, is proud to say, "The people of Texas like the idea that I can call the White House and someone will pick up...

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