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Freedom to the Slaves
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Overall: 36 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (93.3 x 3.2 x 10.8 cm)
John Kerry and John Edwards eagle.
In 2004, Senator John Kerry ran against the incumbent President George W. Bush and lost. His running mate was Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. He produced their names as a paper addition to a common eagle cane and gave them to supporters. Surprisingly, there was no Bush cane, even though President Bush collects canes.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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