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PRINT November 1988

SPECIAL EFFECTS

The News and Its Pictures

ALTHOUGH WE’RE AT THE END of a thoroughly dreadful and some might even say heinous presidential campaign, there is still time to meditate on our political process. One of the most obvious things to think about is how the spectrum of the politically permissible in this country runs the gamut from A to B. Despite this disheartening fact, pictorial analysis of large groups of Democrats and Republicans attending their respective conventions shows that there is indeed a difference between the two sorry parties. So, even given all the prevarication, hypocrisy, evasiveness, quibbling, fibbing, faking, dissembling, and perversion we have been subjected to, we might be able to discern why we should continue to involve ourselves in a process that is presided over by such a bunch of humorless, immoral numskulls. Therefore, in the service of setting the record straight—and salvaging our sanity—I offer

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