The Nation: Mankiewicz to McGovern

After the assassination of Robert Kennedy, many members of the shattered Kennedy mafia cast their lots with the last-minute candidacy of George McGovern. Among them was Robert Kennedy's press secretary, Frank Mankiewicz, whose face became known nationally when he announced Kennedy's death in Los Angeles. Mankiewicz later collaborated on a syndicated insiders' political column. Now, at the end of the month, he will rejoin McGovern as a top adviser. McGovern will get one of the most astute aides of any Democratic candidate.


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