AUSTRIA: Bureaucratize the Bustard?

Once upon a time (1933), tne U.S. Government sent George Howard Earle III to be its Minister in Austria. He was a sociable man and met everybody. Invited to go hunting on a large Austrian estate, he accepted; he shot bustards there. The great bustard (Otis tarda) is Europe's largest land bird and bears a superficial resemblance to the turkey. It has a phlegmatic temperament and is tardy on the takeoff. Hardly anybody needs a telescopic sight to hit a bustard.

In 1934, when the Democratic Party picked George Earle as its candidate...

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