As Goes Burlington So Goes France

Title

As Goes Burlington So Goes France

Subject

Electoral Politics

Description

Drawing from a Doonesbury comic by Gary Trudeau, this button includes the phrase, “As goes Burlington, so goes France” as a parody of the U.S political saying dating from the nineteenth-century, “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” As a member of the Liberty Union Party, Bernie Sanders’ successful 1981 mayoral election in Burlington, Vermont, represented the state’s liberal-left position, in contrast with the emergence of the New Right at the same time.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1981

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

unknown, “As Goes Burlington So Goes France ,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed June 13, 2021, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/244.

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