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July 25, 1988

MICHAEL DUKAKIS AND THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY

By CBR Staff Writer

It certainly seems that Michael Dukakis is the right man for the top job in the free world as far as the computer industry is concerned – DEC’s Ken Olson says that as Governor of Massachusetts, he’s does nothing to harm business, which is saying a lot for a politician, while the Daily Mail team covering the Convention in Atlanta were very persuaded by his computer credentials, with Keith Waterhouse suggesting that he has the personality of a word processor and Ann Leslie hearing a delegate describing him as a Massachusetts microchip, but we’re a little worried about the other side of the ticket: the one skeleton in Senator Lloyd Bentsen’s closet is that as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee he invited the lobbyists who infest Washington to a once-a-month breakfast with him on payment of a burp-inducing $10,000 apiece – we just wonder whether the American people is ready to trade Bedtime for Bonzo for Breakfast with Bentsen.

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