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  • Hillary Clinton Absent From White House Summit On Concussions

    05/30/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 30, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Valid Questions: After Bill Clinton contradicted State Department claims about Hillary's health with news of a six-month rehab, her fitness should be as much of an issue as Sarah Palin's baby and John McCain's age. Karl Rove has taken a lot of heat for raising the issue of age and mental condition of a secretary of state who disappeared from public view as the Benghazi controversy arose. The questions are similar to those asked about President Reagan after his first debate with Vice President Walter Mondale, and those asked about Sen. John McCain and his prisoner of war experiences. So...
  • Former VP Mondale undergoes heart surgery

    02/12/2014 4:02:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2014 6:16 PM EST
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, his family announced. Mondale, 86, underwent an unspecified procedure at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, his family said in a brief statement that called the surgery “successful.” …
  • Democrat’s Time Warp to the 1970’s

    10/14/2012 6:40:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    It’s like we’re in a time warp back to the 1970’s. Not the muscle cars and wild times of Studio 54, just the bad parts – turmoil in the Middle East, high unemployment, food and gas prices through the roof and an occupant of the White House with no clue how to deal with any of it. When asked about this administration’s failures, President Obama quickly becomes Vinnie Barbarino with his “Who? What? Where?” routine. Vice President Joe Biden isn’t any better. In his debate Thursday, Biden took on a personality that was a cross between Bozo the Clown and...
  • Mike Reagan, Rush Limbaugh Blast Romney

    01/26/2012 2:54:10 PM PST · by Raebie · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/26/2012 | Jim Meyers
    Ronald Reagan’s eldest son Mike Reagan has issued a statement lambasting Mitt Romney and his supporters for claims that Romney’s Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich was a strong critic of President Reagan. Reagan says such claims are false. Even Rush Limbaugh, shocked by the Romney claims, chimed on his Thursday radio broadcast to say "This is obviously a coordinated attack to take Newt out here in Florida." Rush slammed the Romney-backed smear campaign against Newt. “That kind of stuff is why people hate Romney so much," Limbaugh said. Limbaugh added that Newt has always been a conservative from his early...
  • Mondale 2012!

    09/21/2011 8:56:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 21, 2011 | Jay Cost
    So, it appears that the president has decided to channel the candidacy of Walter Mondale from 1984. Here’s President Obama, on Monday: So this is how we can reduce spending: by scouring the budget for every dime of waste and inefficiency, by reforming government spending, and by making modest adjustments to Medicare and Medicaid. But all these reductions in spending, by themselves, will not solve our fiscal problems. We can’t just cut our way out of this hole. It’s going to take a balanced approach. If we’re going to make spending cuts -- many of which we wouldn’t make if...
  • Ministry of Plenty ( Obama / Mondale to raise taxes )

    04/18/2011 12:07:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    wsj ^ | APRIL 18, 2011 | JAMES TARANTO
    Obama wants to raise taxes. So does Mondale. Obama won't tell you. Mondale just did. Remember Walter Mondale? Oddly enough, we do, mostly for this fun fact: He's the only major-party American politician to have lost elections in all 50 states. In 1984, he told Americans to take a hike, and they told him the same thing. In a Washington Post op-ed piece over the weekend, Mondale quotes his own speech to that year's Democratic National Convention in San Francisco: "Taxes will go up. . . . It must be done. Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I....
  • As in 1984, we need the courage to raise taxes (An Old Liberal's Last Gasp)

    04/16/2011 11:25:35 AM PDT · by mojito · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/16/2011 | Walter Mondale
    We will not be able to control our budget deficits without raising taxes. That simple reality has brought us to a moment of truth in American politics. President Obama’s speech Wednesday lived up to that moment, and now Democrats and Republicans in Congress must take a similar stand. Many have described my 1984 presidential campaign promise to raise taxes as exemplifying the folly of proposing tax hikes during an election. Although the rebounding economy and improving job picture that year probably had more to do with President Ronald Reagan’s reelection than my pledge did, there are certainly political lessons for...
  • "Jerry Brown's 'Then'; still his 'Now' Today"

    11/01/2010 6:27:37 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Hogue News ^ | August 1 2010 | Eric Hogue
    ...the seventies... then Governor Brown literally ignored the expeditiously burdensome escalation of property taxes to the point that the common people had to drive an initiative called "Prop 13" through a June 1978 ballot just to save their homes and businesses. 'Then', Governor Brown was quotes as saying that he didn't want to squander the whole state surplus (nearly $7.1 billion in surplus in 1977) on helping homeowners curb their growing residential taxes. Brown's better idea was to spend from the surplus so to own and operate a communications satellite for California. Hence his nickname: "Moonbeam." If you ask Jerry...
  • Mondale on Obama, and how he could've beat Reagan

    10/24/2010 6:06:37 PM PDT · by paudio · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Republicans are already celebrating their comeback — and promising an even bigger year in 2012. Oddly enough, Walter Mondale knows exactly how they feel. His party's obituary was written by the press after the 1980 election, when Ronald Reagan capitalized on stagflation to score a 44-state landslide over Jimmy Carter. Just like Obama, Reagan came to power with enormous expectations and soaring popularity — only to watch it all melt away in his first two years on the job, thanks to a brutal recession and double-digit unemployment.
  • Mondale to Obama: Ditch the 'idiot boards' [Slams TOTUS.....]

    10/04/2010 2:17:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Mondale to Obama: Ditch the 'idiot boards' Former Vice President Walter Mondale suggested in an interview today President Obama stop relying on "idiot boards" -- teleprompters, that is -- to deliver his message to the American people. "He uses these idiot boards to read speeches in television, and I think he loses the connection that he needs emotionally with American voters," Mondale said in an interview set to air this evening on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, according to a transcript from the network. "Idiot board" is a term used in television and movie production to refer to...
  • The Paid Soviet Agent Behind Axelrod and Obama

    11/01/2008 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 38 replies · 3,127+ views
    New Zeal blog ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Trevor Loudon
    Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist David Axelrod, once worked for a man who was an identified member of the Communist Party USA, a registered agent of the Soviet Union and a paid disseminator of Soviet black propaganda. This man went on to become a key Chicago political fixer who helped elect communist linked politicians including the late Chicago mayor Harold Washington and former US Senator Carol Moseley Braun. This man knew Barack Obama and was a key member of an organisation which endorsed Barack Obama in his 2004 US Senate race. Barack and Michelle Obama were active members of this...
  • D'OH-bama's Mortgage Industry Mess

    06/10/2008 10:28:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 216+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    If you're going to promise "new politics," it would probably be wise to eschew the same old Beltway cronies and insiders who have served presidential nominees of yore. And if you're going to attack political opponents for playing "textbook Washington games," it would probably be best not to play them yourself. If you do, you'll end up tongue-tied in front of the cameras, hung by your own holier-than-thou rhetoric and faced once again with the decision to throw another bad choice under the bus. Yes, Barack Obama, we're talking about you. Again. It's getting mighty crowded under that bus, isn't...
  • Clinton Operatives Behind Anti-Bush Ad Campaign

    07/10/2002 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 73 replies · 1,769+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | July 10, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Former Clinton political hitman James Carville, who recently touted New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for a 2008 presidential run, is reportedly behind an advertising campaign attacking President Bush for his 1990 sale of Harken Energy stock as well as his ties to the oil industry in general. American Family Voices, a group described by the New York Times as "secretive," has paid to run a 30-second commercial on cable news programs in Washington, D.C., and in New York through Thursday. The ad blasts President Bush as "sly like a fox" for talking down his dealings with Harken Energy, which Democrats...
  • My Friend, Gene McCarthy, 1916-2005

    12/11/2005 6:32:38 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 60 replies · 2,527+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 11 December, 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The reporting on the life and death of my friend, Gene McCarthy, has been woefully inadequate to the truth of the man, especially in his last three decades. Gene was an intelligent and honest man, who had the courage of his convictions. That included the courage to change his convictions when the facts required. The news media brought on a number of classic tax-and-spend liberals like Eleanor Clift to talk about Gene as if he was one of them. Of course, he was that, as a professor first elected as a Senator. But in his final maturity he was much...
  • BLATANT RE-POST -- Democratic operatives planned, engineered Wellstone political rally

    11/01/2002 10:44:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 539+ views
    Capital Hill Blue ^ | 10-31-02 | By DOUG THOMPSON
    Political operatives at the Democratic National Committee in Washington developed the plan to turn the memorial service for Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone into a political rally, top party sources tell Capitol Hill Blue. The party also urged the Wellstone family to ask Vice President Dick Cheney to not attend the service and concocted the excuse that security for the VP would disrupt the event even though Secret Service security was required for former president Bill Clinton, who was invited and who did attend. Rick Kahn, the Wellstone campaign worker and friend, worked the highly partisan crowd into a frenzy with...
  • PRODUCTION VALUE (DNC paid $150 thou for Wellstone rally including x42's travel)

    12/02/2002 3:15:15 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 295+ views
    American Prowler ^ | 12/2/02 | The Prowler
    Apparently a picture is worth about a thousand words and $150,000. That's what it cost the Democrats to throw their memorial rally for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone at the University of Minnesota on the eve of the November elections. The next morning, a picture of Bill Clinton laughing with former Vice President Walter Mondale at the event ran in newspapers across the country and helped set off what many consider to be a turning point in the Republican drive to take back the Senate. In the end, Republican Norm Coleman defeated Mondale. The tab, which included tens of thousands...
  • They Were Against It, Before They Were For It (Minn Star Tribune's nuanced position on filibuster)

    05/09/2005 12:38:18 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 805+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 8, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    Speaking out of both sides of one's mouth is an occupational hazard, if not an occupational necessity, for politicians seeking elective office in competitive races. It's not a pretty sight, and it supports a cynicism about democratic politics that is unbecoming. Catering to such cynicism, the leftist writer Garry Wills used to advise college audiences, "Vote for your enemy--he has no one to sell out to but you." The political debate over the use of the Senate's filibuster rule to torpedo President Bush's judicial nominees has triggered a series of reversals and pratfalls that support the low-comedy version of democratic...
  • Web of Conspiracies. False rumors go from fringe staff go mainstream-again and again.

    05/18/2004 7:03:21 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 49 replies · 1,502+ views
    NRO ^ | May 18, 2004, 8:36 a.m. | Michael Rubin
    On May 13, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy berated Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at the Senate Armed Services Committee, condemning "disaster after disaster" in U.S. Iraq policy. Well before the Abu Ghraib revelations, Kennedy has sought to transform Iraqi freedom from a philosophical and strategic issue into a partisan debate, without regard either to reality or result. On April 6, Kennedy called Iraq "George Bush's Vietnam." On March 5, 2004, Senator Edward Kennedy, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations, took the president to task for allegedly exaggerating the threat posed by Iraq: "The evidence so far leads to...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • The Carterites Strike Back-Mondale, Brzezinski savage War on Terror-on the eve of greatest triumph

    12/15/2003 7:14:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 204+ views
    Walter Mondale and Zbignew Brzezinski savage the War on Terrorism -- on the eve of its greatest triumph. The December 13 edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press carries an account of Walter Mondale's Bush-bashing conclave at Macalester College (on December 12th) that is more detailed than the Minneapolis Star Tribune's, linked below. The Pioneer Press story by Kate Parry is "Mondale jabs Bush's 'radical' foreign policy." Credit the Pioneer Press with contacting a Bush administration spokesman to respond to the conclave's demented exhibition of Bush derangement syndrome. The Pioneer Press leads with an astounding quote from Mondale, and buries...
  • Time Warp: If this were '84 instead of '04, what the Nine Dwarves might look like

    11/29/2003 10:29:27 AM PST · by rightcoast · 6 replies · 251+ views
    Nov. 29, 2003 | rightcoast
    This is a silly little exercise, but I was thinking about the current crop of Democratic nominees for the 2004 presidential election... And I thought to myself, what if it was 20 years ago? What would the 1984 election have looked like on the Democrat side, with comparable candidates that are vying for that same position 20 years later? So, here it is: Position: Junior Senator from Massachusetts 2004 -- John Kerry 1984 -- Paul Tsongas Position: Former Governor of Vermont 2004 -- Howard Dean 1984 -- Thomas P. Salmon Position: Senator / failed Vice Presidential candidate 2004 -- Joe...
  • Network Vet: “Dukakis Was No Liberal and Neither Was Mondale”

    08/12/2003 5:34:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 245+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | August 12, 2003 | Brent Baker
    Wonder how reporters, as cited in recent CyberAlerts, can describe Howard Dean as a “fiscal conservative,” a “centrist” and even claim “there’s a lot in his record that looks...not only moderate, but even conservative”? Well, they probably see the world through the same very liberal prism as former NBC and CNN political reporter Ken Bode who, on the Chris Matthews Show over the weekend, seriously maintained that neither Walter Mondale nor Michael Dukakis were liberals.      I’m not kidding.      Bode generously conceded that George McGovern “was a liberal,” but then insisted: “Dukakis was no liberal and neither was Mondale....
  • GOP senator (Norm Coleman-MN) works to rally Jewish support for Bush

    06/13/2003 9:57:22 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 1 replies · 311+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/13/03 | Frederic J. Frommer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Norm Coleman is on the road again. Some 30 years ago, Coleman was a rock group roadie for the band Ten Years After, setting up the stage and steadying the bass amplifier during concerts for the 1960s musicians. Today, Coleman is a roadie of a different sort. The freshman senator, one of only three Jewish GOP members of Congress, is traveling around the country appealing to Jewish groups to support President Bush and hoping to reverse a nearly century-long trend of Jewish support for Democrats. The Democrat-turned-Republican talks up Bush's efforts to combat terrorism and...
  • Wellstone aide says blaming DFL after his speech was unfair (Rick Kahn)

    05/10/2003 10:45:22 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 187+ views
    <p>Rick Kahn doesn't regret what he said during his famous speech at the memorial service for his friend Sen. Paul Wellstone, and he considers the electorate's reaction to it "extremely unfair," he told a television reporter during an interview broadcast Thursday night.</p>
  • The Wreck of the Walter Fritz Mondale (Capitol Steps Song Parody)

    11/20/2002 3:41:40 PM PST · by Timesink · 14 replies · 306+ views
    The Capitol Steps ^ | Week of October 28, 2002
    The Wreck of the Walter Fritz Mondale (To the tune of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," naturally)
  • Still in Doubt, Fight for Senate Grows Feverish

    11/02/2002 11:33:30 AM PST · by GeneD · 2 replies · 510+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/2/2002 (for editions of 11/3/2002) | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — State polls showing that more than half a dozen Senate seats were still within either party's grasp prompted Republicans and Democrats today to intensify their feverish campaigns for control of the chamber. Seeking to influence the truly undecided voters — and to make sure those who have made up their minds go to the polls — both parties marshaled volunteers to ring doorbells and hand out leaflets. They also paraded big-name politicians and star-quality supporters before the cameras and drowned out commercials for consumer goods with advertisements extolling their candidates and assailing their opponents. Politicians and...
  • Lively crowds building Coleman's confidence (Backlash Against Wellstone "Memorial Service" Speeches)

    11/01/2002 4:25:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 468+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 1, 2002 | Tony Kennedy
    <p>WILLMAR, MINN. -- Encouraged by lively crowds on a five-city tour from Moorhead to Mankato, former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman started telling supporters Thursday that he will win the U.S. Senate seat that was held by the late Paul Wellstone.</p>
  • Text of Mondale's acceptance of nomination for U.S. Senate

    10/31/2002 5:20:37 PM PST · by GeneD · 7 replies · 199+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/31/2002 | Walter Mondale
    <p>I don't believe there's ever been a moment in our history quite like this.</p> <p>Minnesotans are raw with grief. Yet we still find ourselves, still grieving, only five days from an election that Paul was going to win. The public calendar, with unseemly cruelty, is forcing us to move forward.</p>
  • Bush, Cheney to Stump for Coleman in Minnesota

    10/31/2002 3:34:58 PM PST · by GeneD · 3 replies · 194+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney will make campaign stops in Minnesota in the coming days, as a political mourning period for Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone gives way to an all-out push for Republican Senate candidate Norm Coleman. The White House announced the trips on Thursday in routine campaign schedule updates. Cheney is to appear at a Republican rally in Hermantown, Minnesota, on Friday and Bush is to visit Minneapolis on Sunday, two days before Tuesday's election. First lady Laura Bush will also travel to Minnesota to make a campaign stop on Saturday for Coleman, the...
  • Caption this: Walter Fritz Mondale nomination photo op

    10/30/2002 9:51:11 PM PST · by weegee · 91 replies · 324+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Wed Oct 30,10:16 PM ET | AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale waves to the crowd as Minnesota Secretary of State Judi Dutcher, right rear, and DFL gubernatorial candidate Roger Moe, second from right, applaud after Mondale was endorsed by the DFL Party in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, to run for U.S. Senate in place of Sen. Paul Wellstone who died in a plane crash Oct. 25. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)
  • MAJOR DEMOCRATIC DAMAGE (Why the "Memorial Service" will cost Mondale the election)

    10/30/2002 3:42:26 PM PST · by Timesink · 172 replies · 482+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | October 30, 2002 | John McIntyre
    Wednesday October 30 2002 MAJOR DEMOCRATIC DAMAGE: "TV networks and radio stations have been bombarded with angry calls. The Democrats greatly overplayed their hand and violated the tradition of "Minnesota nice." The only two Democrats who seemed to instinctively realize how overboard they had gone were Gore and Daschle. It is also being talked about around the water coolers at businesses and schools, and people across the ideological spectrum did not like it. In all, it gives Norm Coleman a fresh start. State GOP chair reported late last night that Coleman brought in over $150,000 last night alone from...
  • Estes Kefauver For Tennessee Senator!!!

    10/29/2002 3:58:02 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Self | October 29, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    I heard that the Demmycrat Senate nominee in Tennessee is running behind Lamar Alexander. Right now the best game plan for the Demmycrats is to remove their nominee from the ballot and replace him with Estes Kefauver. Judging from their replacement nominees in NJ and MN this would fit in with the Demmycrat replacement nominee game plan---A blast from the past.
  • Walter Mondale, foreign agent

    10/28/2002 11:41:12 AM PST · by corsair · 3 replies · 768+ views
    Nitze School of Advanced International Studies ^ | 1994 | Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
    Signed by 1.65 million Japanese citizens, the petition was presented to President Clinton on November 22, 1993 by the parents of Yoshihiro Hattori, who had just finished a year-long gun control campaign throughout the United States. The Brady Bill, which mandates a five-day waiting period and background check for those who want to buy a handgun, was enacted by the U.S. Congress just days later. At a December 3, 1993 meeting in Nagoya, Ambassador Mondale thanked the Hattoris for their efforts in America which he said had contributed to the bill's passage. The ambassador gave them a copy of the...
  • GOP tracking poll: Mondale and Coleman deadlocked

    10/28/2002 11:38:04 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 207 replies · 275+ views
    Washington Wrap ^ | 10-28-02 | Dotty Lynch, Elizabeth Fulk, Douglas Kiker, Steve Chaggaris and Susan Semeleer
    Minnesota Update: A Republican tracking poll done over the weekend shows a hypothetical race between Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Walter Mondale at 43 percent for Coleman and 45 percent for Mondale. Mondale's name was floated over the weekend, but the Democrats won't name a replacement for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone until Wednesday. In addition to the other political ramifications of Friday's plane crash that killed Wellstone and seven other people, there are implications for Minnesota voters who had planned to cast absentee ballots in the Nov. 5 election. Scott Simmons, the Minnesota Director of Elections, tells CBS News...
  • Mondale's INGRATITUDE Towards Hubert Humphrey (Book Excerpt---MUST READ!!!)

    10/28/2002 11:08:50 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies · 427+ views
    HUBERT: The Triumph And Tragedy Of The Humphey I Knew (pp. 258-59) | 1979 | Edgar Berman, MD
    …..In 1968, during the toughest campaign of his life, Senator Fred Harris (HHH’s campaign cochairman), a man whom he loved and considered espousing for the vice presidency, went on a disgruntled slowdown after the convention when he was denied that nomination. Humphrey was saddened, but harbored no hard feelings. But Harris soon returned and was ready for any assignment from Larry O’Brien, the newly appointed campaign manager. It was not so with Fritz Mondale, his political pride and joy, a disciple of twenty years (now vice president), whom Humphrey had created and nursed along politically from start to finish. Prior...
  • Mondale Is Beatable: Why Coleman can win.

    10/28/2002 7:54:23 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 28 replies · 274+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 28, 2002 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The instant conventional wisdom, formed before he has even formally entered the race for the late Paul Wellstone's Senate seat, is that former vice president Walter Mondale has it in the bag. Stories over the weekend helpfully suggested that Republican candidate Norm Coleman essentially pack it in — that he go through the motions of campaigning and live to run another year. A closely related piece of conventional wisdom has it that Wellstone would probably have won the race had he not been tragically killed, along with his wife, his daughter, and six others, in a plane crash on...
  • Fritz Mondale Book Request (Please Read)

    10/27/2002 7:03:39 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies · 391+ views
    Self | October 27, 2002 | PJ-Comix
    One of things I often do is flip idly through books at the library. Okay, call me a bookworm gathering bits of useless information. However, one of the bits of information that seems to stick out in my mind was something in a book written by a close personal friend of the Hubert Humphrey after his death. I remember that the author, who was also a doctor, had a whole chapter in the book in which he puts Walter Mondale over the coals for betraying Hubert Humphrey. I believe it had to do with either the 1992 or 1996 election...