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Democrats' Kirk Hits Bush as 'Elitist Country-Clubber'

May 20, 1988|Associated Press

ATLANTA — The Democratic Party's national chairman blasted George Bush today as a do-nothing vice president and a "quintessential elitist establishment Republican country-clubber."

In Atlanta, where the Democrats will hold their convention in July, Paul Kirk attacked Bush in a gloves-off speech to the Assn. of Democratic State Chairs.

Kirk said Bush has been "applauding in the dark shadows of this Republican Administration as it turns thumbs down on public ethics, thumbs down on the Civil Rights Restoration Act, thumbs down on a simple 60-days' notice to working men and women who are about to lose their jobs."

Bush, the Democratic official said, is "a quintessential elitist establishment Republican country-clubber, with no connection to ethnic America, to minority America, to working-class America."

He said Bush "has neither the toughness to govern nor the compassion to care."

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