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  1. Give Peace Another Chance: The Presidency of Eugene McCarthy

    I recently came across the original version of this TL and was impressed....now it is even better. Well done Lett. A Eugene McCarthy Presidency is really going outside the box, and a very unusual twist for 1968. The best part of it is that you have managed to do this in a plausible manner...
  2. Texas Two-Step: Nixon nominates Connally as VP in 1973

    This article, although a little long, gives some good insight into Connally's political style and personality.
  3. Texas Two-Step: Nixon nominates Connally as VP in 1973

    Wolfram actually posted the article, which is very interesting. The Bush – Connally relationship is interestingly complicated because they helped each other out during this period, but neither liked the other at all; they weren’t allies. Connally backed Lloyd Bentsen in his 1970 primary...
  4. Texas Two-Step: Nixon nominates Connally as VP in 1973

    "He saved GHWB's career by conditioning his acceptance of SecTreas on getting Bush at the U.N." - And now GHW Bush is chairman of the RNC just when Connally needs to tighten his grip on the GOP. Time to call in that marker.
  5. Texas Two-Step: Nixon nominates Connally as VP in 1973

    I would argue that Connally realizes the political peril of pardoning Nixon: as with Ford in actual history it looks like a "corrupt bargain", the more so because Connally had a closer association with Nixon during the first term. If he even considers it, IMHO he would put it off until the...
  6. Texas Two-Step: Nixon nominates Connally as VP in 1973

    Impressive work. Of course if Connally's back room dealing comes to light while he is still in office then there will be Hell to pay all around. Can't wait to see who he chooses as VP. He'll need to extend an olive branch across the divide in his own party before he can get on with healing...
  7. Texas Two-Step: Nixon nominates Connally as VP in 1973

    Good Day Wolverinethad, First, my condolences about your wife having to spend time in he hospital. That is always an anxious time, the more so with the current COVID crisis. I hope she is recovering and that all is going for the better. This timeline is an impressive work. I recently found...
  8. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    Hi. I've never been away, just on to other things which took up my time, so I could never really devout my attention to this. I've also been thinking of other TLs -> some even featuring the irrepressible would-be President John J. McKeithen (shout out to Statesman - A Prescription of Gumbo in...
  9. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears
    Threadmarks: Lockout with Bookmark 1995

    April 10-17, 1989 Various skirmishes take place along Alabama’s borders with Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. The battles are between Alabama’s National Guard, and State Police on one side, and the National Guards of those states-working in tandem with the Holy Battalions- on the...
  10. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    I suppose it depends on whom they believe the real founding fathers were: http://www.cbn.com/tv/1424250323001?mobile=false "The founding document of the United States of America acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ because we are a Christian nation." - Pat Robertson "Are we a Christian...
  11. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears
    Threadmarks: Clear the Mall

    Sunday, April 2, 1989 A bomb detonates next to the Washington Monument causing some structural damage and spreading debris across the National Mall. Security immediately closes-off the area, ending public access to the Mall and the monuments. The body of activist Samuel Leroy Jackson, who had...
  12. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    Actually an unexplored area in this TL would be if Rumsfeld's government did this, and a foreign police service captured the abducting agents on its soil. I also think Rumsfeld might have used foreign mercenaries to do this - possibly South Africans - to retain a degree of deniability.
  13. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    Back to human fingers and rat parts in the food. See: Upton Sinclair's The Jungle
  14. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    He's been playing Felix Leiter in James Bond films. In the last installment he broke with the pro-Rumsfeld villain and the character would now be an exile in the UK. Actor GW Bush is working in Europe and an exile, though now that California is independent he could return to Hollywood. His...
  15. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    My take would be that Grassely did defect because the CVs would have strong influence in Kansas, and Grassley has a strong conservative record. Similar idea for McConnell. I think Hatch would oppose the February laws. While he might have some sympathy for their policy ideals, the CVs and the...
  16. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears
    Threadmarks: Rummy with a smiley face and a Bible

    Co-authored with Bookmark 1995 Friday, January 20, 1989 Chief Justice Strom Thurmond gives the Oath of Office to President-elect Pat Robertson. Observers note that Thurmond looks a little morose. Of more immediate note is the fact that outgoing President Jeremiah Denton chooses not to attend...
  17. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears
    Threadmarks: The Popular Vote Cast on Tuesday, November 8, 1988

    Party President Vice President Pop.Vote %age Christian Values: Marion G. "Pat" Robertson (VA)- Steven D. Symms (ID)- 24,777,362- 31.2% Fusion: William F. Winter (MS)- William V Roth (DE)-...
  18. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    Yep, another project.
  19. Rumsfeldia: Fear and Loathing in the Decade of Tears

    I'm not sure if he is that or OTL's version of this TLs President George Wallace with the "real" Rumsfeld (meaning another so-inclined individual, and not the actual OTL man who is now retired) yet to be revealed - and he/she could as easily come from the left as from the right. (cue sinister...
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