The Press: Mad as a Maddox

Sticks and stones, not to mention ax handles, may break your bones, but words can get you a lot madder. Especially if you are Georgia Governor Lester Maddox, and you are running for reelection, sort of, as Lieutenant Governor.* And more especially if the words are those of the Atlanta Constitution and the Journal, which have been arguing against a special session of the legislature this summer.

Maddox called the session to amend state government financing procedures. In the long run, the proposed change should save the state money, but the Constitution and the...

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