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Phyllis Buckwalter
Eagan, minnesota, USA

We came from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Bloomington, Minnesota to see Bob Hope. The opening act went on too long, and then they announced an intermission. When Bob Hope finally took the stage, it was obvious that something was wrong. His timing was off! Then he said that he had been backstage listening to the radio, and that the US was bombing Cambodia. Now, that is the memory that stands out among the memories of lost sons and brothers, the cruelty of our government toward the protesters, the way George McGovern was vilified and laughed at. When Bob Hope is so upset that he can't tell a joke, you know something terrible has happened.


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