21 Oct '12, 5pm

George McGovern, RIP

George McGovern, RIP

“The 1972 Democratic convention,” sociologist Lewis Feuer wrote, “was the first in American history that could be called the ‘Convention of the Intellectuals.’ Miami saw the transformation of the Democratic into the Intellectuals’ Party.” There were no farmers in the Iowa delegation, only a handful of Poles or Italians in the Illinois delegation, no elected official among the Virginia delegation, while nine members of the New York delegation were associated with a gay rights group. Two welfare mothers were on the Washington DC delegation, and two Native Americans (the media still called them “Indians”) anointed the delegation from McGovern’s home state of South Dakota. Tip O’Neill quipped that the Massachusetts delegation “looked like the cast of ‘Hair.’” (O’Neill skipped the convention.) California’s delegation included actress Shirley MacLaine, who remarked that her dele...

Full article: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/george-mcgo...

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RIP Hansel the dog.

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