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Kroc's Gift

August 26, 1987

Where are the screams of outraged liberals over Joan Kroc (owner of the San Diego Padres baseball team and widow of the founder of McDonald's restaurant chain) giving a $1-million gift to the Democratic Party?

Starving children in the inner cities, the homeless in Los Angeles, political refugees from El Salvador--all have a greater need for the money than a political organization. There is truth to the saying that to uncover dirt on the right is investigative reporting; uncovering it on the left is McCarthyism.

LARRY BRIGGS

Twentynine Palms

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