I go Pogo
October 21, 2012 1:14 PM Subscribe
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In the 1952 presidential race, The Crimson
decided neither General Dwight D. Eisenhower nor Illinois Gov. Adlai Stevenson were good enough to endorse, so the paper went for a certain possum from Okefenokee Swamp: Pogo
. Buttons were made, campaign was waged and Pogo's creator, Walt Kelly was invited to give a speech. When he was delayed coming in to Harvard from the airport, riots broke out
.More at The Comics Journal.