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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:57 PM
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What ever came of these politicians/political spouses?
Eugene McCarthy
Michael Dukakis
Betty Ford
Nancy Reagan
Lady Bird Johnson
Rosalynn Carter
Bob Griffin (fmr US Senator from MI)

Anyone know anything about them?
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:15 PM
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1. Off the top of my head...
Which is not the best place for info, but...

E. McCarthy currently lives somewhere in Virginia. The only reason I know this is because a friend of mine lives near him and has mentioned him before. He kinda sorta ran for President in 1992, and he's written a lot. He's really old.

Dukakis was the professor of political science at Northeastern University for awhile. He currently lives in his hometown.

Nancy Reagan spends most of her time taking care of her husband. She's active with some Alzheimer support groups.

Rosalynn Carter works with her husband for various charities and organizations and is very active. She's lent her name to the Rosalyn Carter Institute at some university in Georgia. It deals with mental health, IIRC.

I don't know about the others.

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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:32 PM
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2. Well, I can take a stab at some of them
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 07:33 PM by polmaven
Eugene McCarthy - can't help there

Michael Dukakis - He is teaching political science at Northeastern University in Boston. I see him around occasionally, as he is also part of the committee to determine measures to improve the business meetings at the annual state Democratic Conventions.

Betty Ford - I assume that, since she is now 85 years old, she is snugly retired. Perhaps she does some promotion type activities for the foundation.

Nancy Reagan - Nancy is very busy protecting Ron from the prying of the press. I am sure it is, at this stage in his disease, a full time job, and is taking all of her energies. The press and media types can be very uncompassionate at times. He deserves his privacy.

Lady Bird Johnson - Since she was 91 in December, I hope she is enjoying a quiet, private retirement.

Rosalyn Carter- She is continuing, I think, to work with Carter Center, a foundation in Atlanta devoted to promoting human rights and peace around the world. She and Jimmy crated the center after leaving the White House.

Bob Griffin (fmr US Senator from MI)- I don't know him, sorry.

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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:38 PM
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3. Lady Bird Johnson ...
... was active with this Austin environmental organization as recently as a couple of years ago -- I corresponded with one of the staff last summer, and she said Mrs. Johnson was still quite alert last time she visited.

http://www.wildflower.org/?nd=lbj
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:47 PM
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4. She lives in a lovely
farm/ranch house way out in the country.
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