Kevin Drum looks at George W.’s “missing year”, campaigning for Winton Blount’s doomed Senate campaign here in Alabama. He’s looking for volunteers to comb the libraries in Montgomery and Birmingham to find mention of the future President on October 29 and 30, 1970. At first glance, as a librarian, I would be perfect, but a) I’m really really busy this week, and b) I’m really really lazy pretty much every week. I will try to get out to the University of Alabama this weekend and see what they have. I think they have the Birmingham News microfilmed.
Someone might also check Mobile and Huntsville. I’ll check the Tuscaloosa News if I can.