Tom Daschle isn’t the only famous Democrat from South Dakota…
I have a soft spot in my heart for George McGovern. We were both born in South Dakota. We both taught at a small college. We both lived in Italy for a time (his much longer and splendidly and mine). And neither us of defeated Richard Nixon or Jim Abdnor.
The Senator recently surfaced in Missoula of all places, speaking just like the McGovernator all South Dakotans know and refuse to vote for
“I’m a Democrat and a liberal,” McGovern said, adding, “I’m sure I wasn’t just revealing a secret. And I’m the worst kind of liberal – a bleeding-heart liberal.”
Yes, Senator, you are, and the American and South Dakotan people told you exactly what they think of that
Though perhaps he’s a bit more conspiracy minded than before:
The nation needs a strong conservative movement to balance the liberal force, he said. What [America] doesn’t need, [McGovern] said, is people claiming to be either neo-conservative or neo-liberal. Such people are masking their true intentions, particularly with regards to U.S. involvement in the Iraq war.