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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Being an academic is frequently viewed as a disadvantange in politics.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who was known for his wit, was an exception. His career included diplomatic posts as ambassador to India and to the UN and academic posts at Harvard and MIT as well as 24* years in the US Senate.
In his first race, in 1976, he ran against incumbent US Senator James Buckley of NY.
In a debate Buckley referred to him as "Professor Moynihan" and Moynihan responded: "Ah, the mudslinging begins."

*(corrected from the 18 years in the original post)

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