Monday, January 16, 2017

"The Source of the Triple-A Attack Line"

"The smear is being mentioned in some of McGovern's obituaries, but most of these leave out the phrase's weird provenance, which remained a secret until 2007. In that year, Robert Novak revealed its source (in his memoir, The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington) to be none other than Sen. Tom Eagleton."

In a 2012 New Republic article, Timothy Noah explains how George McGovern "became the candidate of Acid, Amnesty, and Abortion."

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