The Nation: Five for George: the McGovern Offspring

AT the moment there are five McGovern children, two in-laws and three grandsons scattered about the U.S. Should George McGovern win the election, jokes Ann, the eldest, there will be none. Why? "Because we're all going to take off for Australia."

Remote though it may be, the prospect of living under glass for the next four years has thrown the normally open, easygoing McGovern family into a state of tension. The public scrutiny that attends public figures has already proved painful. In 1968 one of the McGovern daughters was arrested for possession of marijuana....

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