Skip to comments.McGovern moves to Beach
Posted on 01/11/2009 10:00:05 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH -- One of the newest home owners in St. Augustine Beach, former 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern of South Dakota, said Saturday that he came to this area to enjoy its history and to escape the long winters in his home state.
"This is just what I need," he said. "I visited a few years back and was impressed. So, three months ago, I looked it over and decided to settle here. I've had a wonderful welcome from people."
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he bought the perfect house: two stories, four bedrooms in a quiet, upscale, non-gated St. Augustine Beach neighborhood.
He knows the ocean levels will stop rising
Check your wallet!
Given his age, he probably should have opted for a one story house.
I go to the other end of the beach anyway.
He won’t have to try hard to be a true son of the beach.
Spread the wealth--we all need to sacrifice so that people can continue to live on the dole...........
I, for one, am grateful.
He’s a democrat, but I remember him to always be congenial.
Yup, you get rich doing that.
I read in one of Stephen Ambrose’s books about George McGovern’s wartime experiences. He was a real hero, flying bombing missions over German positions in northern Italy, Austria and southern Germany from his base in southern Italy.
Also FWIW he’s been out in front in *opposing* “card check” i.e. the union thugs initiative to change from secret elections to public ones.
Cottonmouth Mocassins grin from ear to ear too!
I resent the implication that military service immunizes you from criticism the rest of your life. Tell that to Duke Cunningham.
The lefties here in St Augustine are ecstatic. Folks like the “Grandmothers for Peace” nitwits who stand across from the Bridge of Lions with their ravingly offensive anti-Bush “peace signs” are practically fainting with joy. Yuck.
McGovern became a millionaire from buying a couple of real estate properties.
He taught college for 4 years (at Dakota Wesleyan University, in Mitchell, S.D.), 1949-1953.
Why doesn’t George buy another hotel and run it into the ground like he did the last one he owned in Connecticut in the late 80’s?
Funny how politicians luck into deals like that. Barry got a good deal on his house.
Florida’s loss is South Dakota’s gain. Let the befuddled old fool die there.
It wasn’t meant to immunize him. I merely wanted to point out that at one point in his life, he was an honorable man.
My sister in law and her husband live on St Aug Beach. I am sure they are happy to have another liberal in residence there. Christmas was a blast here when I got into an argument over whether the Zero is a Natural Born Citizen. I still am holding out hope that he gets the hook off the podium on the 20th before he gets a chance to pull off the final fraud in this election by saying so help me God.
Great info. Thanks.
Too bad ole Peg McIntire missed this, she would have been camped on his lawn! I’ve been here since 1946, it sure isn’t the same place now.
I dug this recent McGovern op-ed out for you. Appears that the experience of owning a real estate has had an effect on his thinking.
Either that or he’s been lurking here.
A question for Freepers. I grew up in Michigan, which is mostly cold in the winter, but not bitter cold. (Rarely hits 0*).
Assuming you have lived in cold climate for much of your life is there any stats on whether moving somewhere warm at age 70 or later is actually good for you?
My Mom (age 78) found AZ too warm even in the spring and relocated back to the temperate zone.
I have this sneaking suspicion that while hot weather might feel good, it’s not as healthy as living in the cold.
The happiest and healthiest folks I know winter in Arizona and summer on the BC coast.
Gen. Victor Krulak, USMC, died in late December—he would have been 96 on Jan. 7, 2009. He lived in San Diego—who’s to say how long he might have survived somewhere else?
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