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CBS Gushes Over 'Very Serious' Ben Affleck's Political Potential: 'He Sure Does Sound Like a Politician'


<p>Norah O'Donnell helped Bob Schieffer hype his upcoming segment with actor/director Ben Affleck on the 20 December 2012 edition of <em>CBS This Morning</em>. O'Donnell played a clip of the soon-to-be aired interview and remarked, "<strong>He sure does sound like a politician. He won't give you a straight answer!</strong>"<br /><br />Schieffer ballyhooed Affleck's supposed credentials to be a possible replacement for Senator John Kerry, who could be named the next Secretary of State:<br /><br />SCHIEFFER: He has this organization called Eastern Congo Initiative....He appeared yesterday before the House Armed Services Committee to talk about some way to make things better over there...there has been more killing there than any other single place - more than even that happened during World War II. <strong>He's a very committed – a very serious person. You know, he went to Harvard and majored in Middle Eastern studies</strong>....</p>