Alabama: Let George Do It

"Bedfellows," went the gag, "make strange politics." And so they did, with success so smashing that it surprised even Alabama's Governor George Wallace and his wife Lurleen.

The distaff device first occurred to Wallace (TIME, March 4) after he had failed in a strong-arm attempt to amend Alabama's constitutional provision barring him from a second consecutive four-year term. Instead, he decided to resort to the "technicality" of running his wife for Governor in the Democratic primary. A pleasant, ingenuous mother of four, she had married George in 1943 when she was a 16-year-old...

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