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George W. Bush saw the world through the prism of the Texas oilmen whose livelihood and passions he shared.
When he became president, he chose Houston oil executives and Austin honchos for top posts in his administration - with huge implications for national policy. If Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is elected, he would in all likelihood draw heavily from his home base in Chicago - to very different effect.
Keep an eye on Muckety's ongoing Chicago coverage.