Alabama: George's Better Half

Solemnly pledging not to use "state facilities of any sort" to keep himself in power, Alabama's Governor George Wallace last week turned the state house of representatives into a convention hall to introduce his hand-picked gubernatorial candidate to a crowd of cheering partisans. "Ladies and gentlemen and fellow Alabamians," said Wallace, "I present to you my wife."

Lurleen Wallace, 39, a shy, honey-blonde mother of four, took the podium for 21 minutes to assure the folks that she had no intention of really governing Alabama if elected. As her husband put it, with characteristic finesse: "Both of us will be...

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