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The Problem With Gephardt

A reader points out (I hadn’t realized the National Guard history): “Dick Gephardt might not be the man for Kerry’s VP slot for the simple reason that he served in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War. The fact would seem to spoil the he-man war hero v. party boy draft dodger motif that so many of Kerry’s supporters adore. “

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Another Warning Sign

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