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The Oxymoronic Democrat Gentleman

By on 5.7.08 | 1:14PM

In calling for Hillary Clinton to withdraw from the presidential race, George McGovern, alas, is just remaining true to his cut-and-run self. Only last October our Phil Klein caught up with him at an Iowa rally at which McGovern, in introducing Hillary to the 2,000 strong crowd, explained why he was being true to her:

"I hope to live long enough to see a black president in the White House," McGovern said. "But we have an old rule and courtesy in the United States: 'ladies first.'"

First abandoned, it sounds more like.

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