Nation: Opening Pitch

The major league baseball season opened in California last week—and so did Democrat Edmund ("Pat") Brown's campaign for re-election as Governor. At a breakfast rally in San Francisco's Civic Center Auditorium, Brown wound up and let fly with the political season's longest metaphor. Cried he of Republican Opponent Richard Nixon. "You've seen the scouting reports on the opposition. You know you can look for a lot of low, inside curves and some hot ones down the foul line. And it is a matter of record that their star pitcher is a man who...

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