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A political obituary: Jim Gilchrist, 2005-2007

Politics does funny things to people. In March 2005, when I first interviewed Jim Gilchrist, the Minuteman Project had not yet begun, but he already gave the distinct impression that he was in over his head, and knew it. "I never thought it would get this big," the retired CPA confided, nervously stroking a Chihuahua on the couch of his tchotchke-crowded Aliso Viejo living room. […]

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