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Staffing – “Fear and Loathing: on the Campaign Trail ‘72” – Hunter S Thompson

July 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Politics, US Politics

It was not until his campaign collapsed and his ex-staffers felt free to talk that I learned that working for Big Ed (Muskie) was something like being locked in a rolling boxcar with a vicious 200-pound water rat.

Some of his top staff people considered him dangerously unstable. He had several identities, they said, and there was no way to be sure on any given day if they would have to deal with Abe Lincoln, Hamlet, Captain Queeg, or Bobo the Simpleminded…

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