Page Five (part
Here is a sampling of the insights Dan
Rather offered viewers when he anchored CBS News election night
"In Georgia, Bush has cut through
Dukakis's hopes like a jackknife through peaches."
"In the national vote...if those
margins stayed that way, it would be an absolute tee-total-me-mortal
blowout for George Bush."
"George Bush, out of the blocks
about as fast as Flo-Jo, our great runner in the Olympics."
"Our CBS News estimate is that
incumbent Republican Senator William Roth has beaten off the challenge
of Lieutenant Governor S.B. Woo. Who? Woo."
"For Michael Dukakis, it isn't over
for him, but his back's to the wall, his shirt tail's on fire, and the
bill collector is at the door."
"In Nebraska, George Bush turns out
to be the best milker on the farm getting the 5 electoral votes out
"Fish have to swim, birds got to
fly, and Republicans have to win in Arizona, George Bush does, gets its
7 electoral college votes."
"Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan,
seeking a third term, has beaten back lawyer Robert McMillan. We say
'beaten back McMillan,' a lot of people thought that McMillan had as
much business in this race as a moose in a phone booth."
"Well Bob [Schieffer], correct me if
I'm wrong, but Wyoming's had a, both Senators been a Republican since
well before Trigger was a colt."
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