Saturday, November 6, 2010

Politics? 1842

 "The inmates of the Insane Asylum at Brattleboro, Vermont, have commenced the publication of a weekly newspaper, called the Asylum Journal. - They have got out a 'crazy man's ticket' - the candidates selected, are from each of the great political parties. The Journal says, 'if we can unite the crazy ones of both parties we shall elect our candidates.'" 

Date: December 08, 1842 
Location: New York 
Paper: Jamestown Journal

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