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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 02:21 PM

17. Mort Sahl supported Alexander Haig for President in 1988.

"Following Kennedy's assassination in 1963, Sahl's interest in who was behind it was so great that he became a deputized member of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's team to investigate the murder.[2] As a result, Sahl's comedy began to reflect his politics and included readings and commentary on the Warren Commission Report. His earlier anti-Kennedy jokes and his onstage tirades against the Warren Commission alienated much of his audience. He was effectively blacklisted and his shows were cancelled. Sahl's income dropped from US$1 million to US$19,000 a year. (According to the Inflation Calculator of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, $19,000 in 1964 was the equivalent of $134,000 in 2008.) However, the rising tide of counterculture fueled his comeback.
In the 1988 presidential election, Sahl was the most prominent supporter of unsuccessful candidate Alexander Haig.[3]"

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Wow, a deputy for Jim Garrison too. I bet that made him feel important.

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