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Old School Politicians

You know you love'em (even if you hate'em!)

(In)famous Politicians
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This is a community for you to rant, rave, and share your love for/knowledge of those politicians who have inspired love, hate, rage, fear, pride, envy, loathing, and humor. Whether heroes or villians, these guys were anything but boring.

Feel free to join and post your favorite stories about politicians new and old; interesting and/or funny articles on local politics; pictures and cartoons; and whatever strikes your fancy.
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