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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

Bobby Kennedy:  The Making of a Liberal Icon

by Larry Tye,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 3, 2016

Minutes before the televised debates between Vice President Richard Nixon and Sen. John F. Kennedy in 1960, a Nixon aide asked Bobby Kennedy how his candidate looked. Eying Nixon’s five o’clock shadow and pallid skin, Bobby proclaimed, “Terrific. I wouldn’t change a thing,” turned to his older brother and whispered “Kick him in the balls.”

 

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