FLORIDA: Silenced: a Calm Voice

Dan McCarty was a quiet man. He tried for 16 years to make his calm voice heard above the clatter of Florida politics. He was also a stubborn man and, as the mortal enemy of Florida's avaricious dog-track lobby, he finally got himself elected governor, and set himself to the job of cleaning up after Governor Fuller Warren. He promised the citizens of Florida that his administration would not be one of "sounding brass or tinkling cymbals."

After only seven weeks in office, McCarty suffered a heart attack. His recovery was painfully slow. But from his bed in the governor's mansion,...

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