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Boren for President

Boren for President Political Button Museum
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Boren for President button back Political Button Museum
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BOREN FOR PRESIDENT WHEN IN DOUBT, MUMBLE DYNAMIC INACTION
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White button with black text in the center and red text around the rim.

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(union bug)

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James Boren was a public servant turned humorist, who used his time working in the Washington DC bureaucracy as a subject for his humor. This button is from one of his mock presidential campaigns (he ran in 1984 and 1992, the latter time for the Apathy Party of America) and features two of his key phrases, “When in Doubt, Mumble” and “Dynamic Inaction.” The former refers to his most frequently cited and well-known line, “When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.”

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PO0638
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