MAMA, DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE GOP ATHLETES
Published June 16, 1998
The GOP held a national gathering featuring ten prospective Republican presidential candidates in Cedar Rapids, IA, over the weekend. Packers DE REGGIE WHITE was a guest of Family Research Council President GARY BAUER and the AP reported that the two "mugged for cameras, then hugged, easily the weekend's oddest looking couple" (AP, 6/14). In Cedar Rapids, the GAZETTE's Kueter & Lowenstein reported that one of the event's "biggest receptions" was given to White "who delivered the invocation" (GAZETTE, 6/13). Bauer, drawing "cheers" from the delegates, said, "I stood with Reggie White. No to same-sex marriages! No to saying that way of life is acceptable!" (N.Y. TIMES, 6/14). IS LARGENT'S RIGHTFUL SPOT ON THE TICKET? Former Seahawks WR STEVE LARGENT (R-OK) served as the event's emcee and the TULSA WORLD reported that Largent's presence in IA "has revived talk heard often when he first entered political life that his future might include a spot on a national ticket" (TULSA WORLD, 6/13).