National Affairs: Picking a Tartar

Since Willie and Joe, his unshaven, unforgettable infantrymen, won him a Pulitzer Prize in 1945, Cartoonist Bill Mauldin has done some syndicate drawing and free-lance writing, puddle-jumped in his private plane, and lives as an exurbanite in New York's Rockland County. He has also dabbled in Democratic politics but has never run for public office. Last week he decided to try.

Mauldin said several people had asked him to run for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives now held by Republican Katharine St. George. Said Mauldin: "I thought it over and said yes."

In saying yes. Bill Mauldin picked a tartar....

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