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To: nwrep
I'd say the Spirit of the Sixties is already here.

'Mean for Dean' is a distinct echo of 'Clean for Gene.'


Vice-president Hubert H. Humphrey had been campaigning for delegates in non-primary states and won the nomination at a combative Democratic National Convention taking place in Chicago on August 26-29, 1968. Some three-thousand anti-war demonstrators stood outside the convention hall. Here, McCarthy was beaten by Humphrey. That same day, the delegates to the Democratic convention voted down a Vietnam peace plan by a 1500-1000 vote.(From Woodstock to Watergate, 47)
        The response to the rejected Vietnam peace plan was horrific. The three-thousand anti-war demonstrators, along with an equal amount of police and Illinois National Guardsmen fought a bloody, free-for-all battle that lasted all night. The police and Guardsmen also lead an assault in downtown Chicago on the headquarters of the Democratic National Convention. There were mass arrests and three-hundred injured as the police clubbed the defenseless demonstrators. Later, on Election Day, Hubert Humphrey lost the Presidential election to Richard Nixon.(From Watergate to Woodstock, 60-64) 

24 posted on 12/28/2003 10:51:15 AM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: gcruse
Hey, I remember that!! LOL. ;-)
36 posted on 12/28/2003 11:21:23 AM PST by Scenic Sounds (Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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