THE SOUTH: Look Away

For some time, Georgians have been expecting their Commissioner of Agriculture, Tom Linder, 66, to go after the nomination for governor, since Governor Herman Talmadge cannot succeed himself. Last week Tom began to qualify for the governorship by delivering an oration at the Confederate Memorial Day ceremonies in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery, where 4,000 Confederate soldiers lie buried. For roaring bombast of a style almost lost to U.S. politics, Tom Linder set a standard that the five other eager aspirants will find hard to match.

"The principles for which the Confederates fought did...

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