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Date Posted: 16:36:58 11/02/04 Tue
Author: stilltrucking
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Subject: Adlai Stevenson
In reply to: Lrod 's message, "My election memories--tell me yours" on 15:21:04 11/02/04 Tue

>My memories about election parties
>The first election in which I took a great interest
>was the 1960 Nixon/Kennedy race. I was twelve and my
>family was mostly Republican so I was for Nixon. We
>watched the returns come in and ate popcorn. I was
>The next election night in 1964 when Johnson was
>running against Goldwater, I was chairman of the
>Taylor County Young Republicans in Abilene, Texas. I
>spent election night in the home of Billie Sol Estes
>on the shores of Lake Ft. Phantom because I was dating
>his daughter and damned if I wasn't disappointed
>again. When I was young and foolish, I was young and
>By the time the 1968 election rolled around I was in
>college and no longer a Republican but a member of the
>SDS. I had been in Chicago snorting teargas during the
>Democratic convention. I heard the dull thud of
>billyclubs on noggins. I saw no point in votng. I was
>too disillusioned.
>And in 1972 it was even more pointless, so I did some
>more cocaine. The Nixon landslide was as disappointing
>to me as was his loss in 1960. I took great delight in
>his downfall two years later.
>By 1976 I was steeped in the romance of the French
>Revolution because I was playing Marat in Marat/Sade,
>so I was glad to see the defeat of the old regime. It
>was the first election of my life in which I was
>pleased with the outcome. To this day I think that
>Carter was the most admirable president in my lifetime.
>Then came the political Dark Ages of the Reagan years
>and Bush I. I think those twelve years will be looked
>upon as the ruination of our Democracy and our economy.
>I was spared further disappointment in '92 and '96
>because I thought Clinton was a suitable leader.
>The 2000 election was a disgrace to our system. The
>outcome was even worse.
>Will I be disappointed tonight?
Adlai Stevenson
My family FDR loving democrats, that picture of Stevenson with the hole in the sole of his shoe, what a decent man. Carter too, but in eighty it was ABC my feminist girl friend told me, Anybody But Carter, she lived up on capitol hill and she seemed to know so she persuaded Anderson was the man, he whimped out and I was very disappointed. when we got Rayguns. She also told me she had about six abortions, a life time of fucking she was in her thirties so I guess one about every six years not too bad.. She was the second woman to ask me if I wanted anything special. I said no I can't think of anything lets just act naturally then I asked her why? do you want something special, she said "scuba suits" I think she was being satirical because I was using a rubber. Yeah I think we started taking giant steps backwards in 1980. Iran manipulated that election very nicely.

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