August 11, 2000
The Globe & Mail has

The Globe & Mail has lots of fun with the Reform rucus:

Yesterday, the party ruptured into two separate and competing leadership conventions. The branch of the party led by right-wing firebrand Pat Buchanan banished the party's other major faction, led by Transcendental Meditation enthusiast John Hagelin, whose supporters marched to another convention hall singing We Shall Overcome while Mr. Buchanan's supporters jeered at them.

In what looked like a comic-opera production of Robert's Rules of Order, the two sides spent the day arguing about just who had the right to speak and vote at each of the conventions. Each side referred to itself as the "real Reform Party."

Note that Buchanan picked an African American woman, Ezola Foster, as his vice-president running mate. (Not that it matters.)

Posted by Bill Stilwell at August 11, 2000 12:00 AM
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