The Nation: Eagleton: McGovern's Man from Missouri

WHEN the call finally came late last week, Tom Eagleton had almost given up hope. The junior Senator from Missouri had been informed that he was on George McGovern's "short list" of vice-presidential choices, and the waiting was withering. He had stayed up half the previous night sipping gins and tonic and wisecracking with his aides to ease the tension. His lame jokes were not half so funny as the fact that he was wearing unmatched shoes. The next morning he paced his hotel room like a caged cat, twitching each time the telephone...

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