COSTIGAN: A DYNAMIC IDEALIST
"I suppose you're going to vote for 'Ed' Costigan."
The speaker was a high school policitian in Denver in the early nineties, and he referred to the election of a president of the literary and debating society.
"Yes," replied a group of girls in soprano chorus.
"Oh!" he snorted in some contempt, "I suppose you'd believe black was white if 'Ed' Costigan said it was."
"If 'Ed' Costigan said black was white," piped up the most attractive girl, "it would be."
It is sufficient commentary on "Ed" Costigan, United States Senator from Colorado, to add that the young lady who had such faith in him is now Mrs. Costigan, and that she still believes "black would be white if he said so."
And so it would be--for "Ed" Costigan is that kind of a man and Senator.
So believe the people of Colorado.
For him to sit in the Senate from this corporation- controlled Commonwealth--the Pennsylvania of the West--is simple evidence of the vast and popular trust reposed in his sincerity and seriousness, in a figure who indulges in none of the usual political
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Publication information: Book title: Sons of the Wild Jackass. Contributors: Ray Tucker - Author, Frederick R. Barkley - Author, R. G. List - Author, Robert S. Maxwell - Author. Publisher: University of Washington Press. Place of publication: Seattle. Publication year: 1970. Page number: 316.
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