Radio: Ccmdidette

One Presidential pretender out to out-stump Tom Dewey and all the rest is the Surprise Party's nominee—Gracie Allen, witling half of the radio & cinema team of Burns & Allen. Unannounced to audiences, last week Gracie sashayed into a half-dozen other people's radio programs to air her politicocomic aims.

>Ken Murray (Texaco) asked what party she was affiliated with. "Same old party," replied Gracie, "George Burns." Murray tried to be more explicit. Politicians always pick a political party, he said, and then get affiliated. "Well," said Gracie, "I may take a drink now...

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