The politicians participating in today’s debates at the Corn Palace will become part of an extensive history of major political appearances at the Mitchell institution.
Former South Dakota congressman and senator George McGovern, who plans to attend the debates, said it’s no wonder politicians like the Corn Palace.
A door slammed loudly, and Sen. Ted Kennedy leaped at the sudden noise.
He turned to apologize to his friend, Sen. George McGovern, for being taken by surprise in the Senate gymnasium spa, McGovern recalled Monday. It took place sometime in the 1970s.
“He just jumped out of his chair,” McGovern, 87, said during a telephone interview with The Daily Republic. “He said, ‘I’m sorry, George. I’ve been a little jumpy.’ ” The longtime South Dakota politician and Mitchell resident looked back Monday at Kennedy’s fear of assassination in the wake of reports that the Massachusetts senator faced death threats throughout his political career. McGovern spoke from his second home in St. Augustine, Fla.
To the Editor:
I read over the past weekend how our state lawmakers are looking to raise more money for our road system. I was very troubled to read about their proposals to double license fees, increase the new vehicle tax and add a 10-cents-per-gallon state tax on fuel. I do not agree with any of these ideas. In fact, at this time in our nation, increasing taxes on the citizens of the state is an especially bad idea.
August 29, 2009
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