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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 27, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22559.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22559

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Title Houstonian 1989
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Bi-partisonism; our choice.. "I am putting out my hand to you Mr. Speaker. I am putting out my hand to you Mr. Majority Leader. For this is the thing: this is the age of the Offered Hand." President Bush offered his hand not only to the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader, but to former adversaries and leaders around the world. In his run for the highest office in the land, then Vice- president Bush claimed he wanted a "kinder and gentler nation." He and his democratic counter parts never took a stand on issues of real importance. BUt we must have seen something in him. Maybe we saw a gleam of hope from a dreamer, or we just thought his years of service to the country ment he was the right choice for the post. What ever the reason, Bush is the president. However, what is most rememberable was the race its self. Running for the coveted oak and leather chair of the Oval Office sprouted some nasty activity by many candidates. Democratic ticket held the seven dwarfs of 1988, noe of which was above mud slinging. A crowded Republican ticket sharing remarkable resemblences to the democrats sprung on the scene at about the same time. Jesse Jackson, major civil rights leader, ran the strongest for the longest on the Democratic ticket. He and the Rainbow Coalition carried led through out the primaries. But when he needed it the most the vote was not there. Biblical principles and premarital sex, became the issues flogging an early republican front runner. Pat Robertson, a Tele- Evangelist, fought off verbal blows about his premarital activities, and rummers that he dodged the draft during the Korean Conflict. Gary Hart started the race deap in debt, and monkeying around on his wife with a model in Florida. One time front runner and previous independent, found that name recognition is not all it was cracked up to be. His departure gave more breathing room to others on the Demoratic ticket. Alexander Haig, former Secretary of State, jumped on the Republican wagon hoping name recognition would carry him for the run ... it was not to be. Illinois Senator Paul Simon(not the singer), also tried to run with name recognition. He even made an appearance on Saturday Night Live. NO use. He soon found the recognition wagon would break down when you least expected it. Both tickets ran favored sons. The republicans brought out Jack Kemp, one time pro-footballer, to cover a lot of ground. But not near enough. Democrat heads clashed when congressman Richard Gephardt, Senator Albert Gore and former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt all dashed for the rod iron gates of the White House. Each pulled a strong following, but none seemed to overcome locality, or could gain name recognition. Silverspoon food fights raged on the Republican ticket from day one. Senator Robert Dole, one time leader in the race, agged on the fighting. Dole bantered back and forth with Vice- president Bush and Pete Dupont, one time Governor of Delaware. Michael Dukakis, then Governor of Massachusetts picked up on the infighting in the Republican ticket and added some of his own puns. Jackson was com plaining about unfair voting practices in Tex as, but he held on till the; Democratic convention There many watched as he handed his votes to Dukakus. To some h<t sold out, actually he'd realized America wasn' ready for him. Dole hit the ground running from the first and he didn't let up untl the Republican Convention. On a simular platform as Jackson he relinquished his votes. The sprint to the fir - ish was on . . . Bush said the pledge in his own verse, Dukakis pointed to ar - cestry . . . What ever the goals of the office should be seen were completely lost in the old fashioned blooc y shirt waving done by the two men. Nany called it the dirtiest fight on record, but old timers recalled dirtier ones. What we did get out )f it was a president asking for a "kinder genthr nation" and promising to keep his door open to the world. Just what the next four years will hold for this man who ran frcifl two home states, is uncertain. The best we can do is hope, watch and wait. OH and a little prayer wouldn't hurt!!!!!| ► Allen Manning 284 ■ Issues