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McGovern part of first political memory

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Former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern died last week at age 90.

My first political memory is of the 1972 presidential election season. Democrat George McGovern challenged the Republican incumbent, President Richard Nixon.

I was in second grade.

George McGovern, I overheard in my grandparent's kitchen, was a bad man. Probably a communist. On the side of the enemy. A traitor.

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