ttv, .yteet. Ivotto6t\( -9.0 0\( aft lc clad .k26117. .64 wi ckt..e.50 ilt&c,2441/ 14+16/utioa,Ai veit-A/146 14/41,, ANtot.00 6ritytde-ititott-614 -. “Uh, no.” say he’s a quiet person, a cherub. But he’s not.” I clicked my Sony on again. “He’s almost 6-foot tall, blond-haired, blue-eyes, terrific looking, and he sure as I returned to the auditorium. I didn’t even care that I’d missed Jim Bradshaw’s address \(he’s trying to unseat thought of some blond-haired Aryan ripping my kneecaps off with his teeth had me dazed. That’s why I’m not using the committeeperson’s name. My paranoia was heightened when I was told that the Sergeant-at-arms had been looking for me. A delegate affiliated with UT-Arlington as either a faculty member or student had told convention officials that I was a reporter impersonating a delegate in some evil attempt to get a story. He wanted me ejected. I was checked out at the registration desk and with my precinct chairman. I was a delegate, after all, and the matter was quietly dropped. * * * By this time, Sen. Andujar, the Fort Worth Valkyrie, was at the podium, “our enemies know what’s going on,” she was saying. “They know that we’re weak.” She explained that “our” the US of A’s weakness derived from cancellation of “our” MX missiles, “our” B-1 bombers and “our” nuclear aircraft carriers. “And it was Richard Nixon,” she continued, “who in his book recently said that the struggle which is going on in the world today between the free world and the communist world is not a contest between two people with the same goal.” Somebody was quoting Nixon? “And I’m sure many of you saw the interview with Barbara Walters, who is struggling for eternal youth, I think.” applause, applause “She didn’t get him down. She wants to be the female Mike Douglas \(Andujar probably meant equal to it. I looked at him and thought, oh my stars! He makes himself look like the old cornball he really is!” Betty . laughed. The congregation laughed. Gosh, just funny old Dick whom we’ve known for years. The Red Scare talk, warm reminiscenses about that ol’ cornball Nixon and the haggle over delegates had left me depressed. But more was to come second reading and passage of the resolutions. Sunday Brunch Dinner 5:30-10:00 Tues:-Sun Steaks. Spirits. 502 Dawson Road Austin, Texas Printers Stationers Mailers Typesetters High Speed Web Offset Publication Press Counseling Designing Copy Writing Editing Trade Computer Sales and Services – Complete Computer Data Processing Services 512/442-7836 1714 South Congress P.O. Box 3485 Austin, Texas 78764 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 19
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