And He’s Tanned, Rested, and Ready

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Outside magazine, November 1996

Election Preview ’96

He’s Back
And He’s Tanned, Rested, and Ready

Forget Colin, Pat, and Jesse.

The big-time endorsement every politician covets this year is that of television commercial icon Iron Eyes Cody, beloved symbol of the environmental movement. So wipe that tear, O mournful one, and steel yourself, because trees and streams make for hot politics, and the candidates are coming a-calling.

The Boy Scouts Find A Compass
In the shrink-wrapped politics of the environment, it’s not how far you go, but in what direction
By The Editors

The Nature of the Beast
In defense of the dandelion-pickin’, tree-lovin’ side of that environmental bogeyman, Bob Dole
By Brad Wetzler

Vote For Me, I’m Nut’s
Perot just too stable for you? The Federal Election Commission has a couple hundred other options. Our favorite dark-horse candidates.
By Michael Kessler

Something Toxic This Way Comes
A teardrop-by-teardrop look at how close Newt Gingrich’s dream legislation is to becoming law. And who, if elected, might spoil his plans.
By Lolly Merrell