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    Cindy McCain discovered that her husband's great great uncle, Gunther
    McCain, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Tennessee in
    1889.

    The only existing photograph shows him standing on the gallows. On the back
    of the picture is this inscription: "Gunther McCain; horse thief.
    Sent to Tennessee Prison 1883, escaped 1887. Robbed the Tennessee Flyer six
    times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889."

    After letting the Republican Party's large staff of professional image
    consultants review this discovery, they took the following actions to assist
    John's campaign to become our next president. They decided to crop Gunther's
    picture, scan it in as an enlarged image, and edited it with image
    processing software so that all that is seen in the final picture is a head
    shot. Along with this enhanced photo, the accompanying biographical sketch
    was sent to the Associated Press:

    "Gunther McCain was a famous cattleman in early Tennessee history. His
    business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets
    and intimate dealings with the Tennessee railroad company.
    Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a
    government facility, finally taking leave to resume his business enterprise
    with the railroad. In 1887 he was a key player in a vital investigation run
    by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889 Gunther regrettably died
    suddenly during an important civic function held in his honor when the
    platform on which he was standing collapsed."

    mc

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    Seems I've heard that joke before with another personnae as the subject.

    Can you verify that it concerned the person in question or is it just a
    revamped old joke?

    Tracy Johnson
    Measurement Specialties Inc.
    BT






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