Ratfucking Got Creative and Funny

Actual rats scuttled through a Muskie press conference; ribbons tied to their tails read, “Muskie is a rat fink.” Michael Douglas Kelly, 29 admitted to being recruited from Florida Young Republicans and getting paid $150/mo plus expenses. He paid a girl $20 to run in front of Muskie’s hotel naked yelling “I love you.” On telephone poles, Segretti’s elves posted giant signs, attributed to a “Mothers Backing Muskie Committee,” reading HELP MUSKIE SUPPORT BUSING MORE CHILDREN NOW. A Miami newspaper ad implied Muskie was a big fan of Castro. Democratic millionaires got a letter on Muskie stationery asking them not to donate: Muskie wanted small donors, not “the usual fat cats.”