Political Memorabilia sale in Sioux Falls…. must resist…..

ARGH!  I know there’s going to be some choice political items here, but all that darned “feeding and clothing the kids” stuff is going to put a crimp in my addiction to cool political items:

An estate sale for some of the late U.S. Sen. George McGovern?s possessions will be held at his last residence.

The estate sale, also known as a tag sale, will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It will take place at 2615 S. Ridgeview Way, two blocks west of Kiwanis Avenue and 34th Street in Sioux Falls.

The three-term senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee died in October at age 90.

Deb Sorensen of Finders Keepers Estate, Collectable & Antique Sales said a number system will be used to let small numbers in people in the home at one time. The number distribution will begin at 8 a.m., she said.

Read it here. And if you look at the listing in the Sioux Falls Shopping News:

McGovern Estate Sale Saturday & Sunday January 26th & 27th 9 AM To 6 PM. 2615 S. Ridgeview Way, SFSD. Political Memorabilia, Books Written By (Some Signed) By Geo And Eleanor McG. Beautiful Book Collection, Personal Photos, Bronze Statues (Some Awards) Lalique And Swarovski Crystal, Eleanor’s China, Mint Condition Furniture, Prints And Photos Beautifully Framed. Jon Crane, Oscar Howe And Many Additional Prints Signed By Artist. Antiques: Unique Desk, Marble Top Cabinets, Chest Of Drawers, End Tables, Lamps Mirrors Exquisite Rugs. Many Unusual Pieces From Their Travels. Exercise Bike, 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. This Is A Unique Sale With Much Variety And Misc. Sale By Finders Keepers.

…. it confirms my fears that there’s going to be some items I’d likely be interested in, but probably conflicts with my need of frugality.

Retelling McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign

I don’t know how many of you are aware of the Mitchell Daily Republic’s blog, “Come Home America.” The blog covers a different part of George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign each week. It is certainly an interesting read and worth your time. Tom Lawrence has a knack for holding my interest.

A pair of South Dakota natives, both liberal Democrats who had been friends for years, found themselves in political combat on this week in 1972.

George McGovern won the Massachusetts Democratic primary on April 25, 1972, but Hubert Humphrey won the Pennsylvania primary on the same day.

McGovern, an Avon native who grew up in Mitchell, was a South Dakota senator while Humphrey, a Wallace native who grew up in Huron, was a Minnesota senator.

Two South Dakota natives, heavyweights in national politics, duking it out for the 1972 presidential nomination. Incredible.

McGovern endorses Varilek

Matt Varilek continues to prove he is the most over-hyped and over-endorsed candidate in decades. Former presidential candidate George McGovern has endorsed Matt Varilek.

From the Varilek campaign:

I have very exciting news to share today: former Senator and Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern has endorsed our campaign!…

I’ve been a huge admirer of Senator McGovern’s for as long as I can remember.  As a war hero, as an elected leader and as a champion of so many causes, Senator McGovern has shown us the meaning of public service and I am honored to have his support.

Fidel Castro and George McGovern

No word yet if Cuban dictator Fidel Castro plans to follow McGovern with an edorsement of his own…

Say a prayer for Senator McGovern

Keep former Senator George McGovern and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Former South Dakota senator and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was flown to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. after falling and hitting his head in Mitchell.

McGovern, 89, was scheduled to appear on a live C-SPAN broadcast of his presidential campaign when the accident occurred, shortly before 7 p.m. central time. McGovern was walking to the set at Dakota Wesleyan University when he tripped, according to his daughter, Ann.

?It could be very serious,? she said.

Don Simmons, the executive director of the McGovern Center at Dakota Wesleyan University, said the fall was not just ?a minor spill.?

?About 10 feet from the door he slipped and fell and hit his head,? Simmons said. ?He was bleeding pretty heavily.?