Episode 138: Come on Grasshopper! | Yetta Bornstein and Gretchen Whitmer


August 31st, 2022

1 hr 36 mins

Season 3

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About this Episode

Tina and Hillary cover presidential candidate Yetta Bornstein and the attempted kidnapping of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Tina’s Story
Jewish mother Yetta Bornstein ran for president in the 1964 election. BUT voters soon learned that she never existed.

Hillary’s Story
Governor Gretchen Whitmer made headlines for her proactive and effective response to the pandemic. BUT domestic terrorists felt differently and plotted to kidnap the Governor.

Tina's Story
Abel Raises Cain
The Hoaxes

Dusty Old Thing
Meet Yetta Bronstein, the Fake Candidate Who Ran for President in 1964

Groovy History
Yetta Bronstein For President--By Linda Speckhals

Jewish Standard
There could have been a Jewish president named Yetta--Abby Sher

Mental Floss
Yetta Bronstein, the Imaginary 1960s Jewish Housewife Who Ran for President--by Meg Van Huygen

The New York Times
1968 | ‘We Need a Jewish Mother in the White House’--by David W. Dunlap

Jeanne Abel and Alan Abel

Dark Horse: The Story of Candidate Yetta Bronstein--By Jen Sisco and Robin Mazzolla

The True Story Of A Fake Presidential Candidate

Bronstein Campaign Poster--via Story Corps
Letter to President Johnson--via Story Corps
Jeanne Abel--screenshot via Groovy History

Hillary's Story
ABC News
Protesters, some armed, spill into Michigan Capitol building demanding end to stay-at-home order--by Ivan Pereira

FBI uncovers plot to kidnap Michigan governor--by Veronica Rocha, Melissa Macaya and Meg Wagner
Jury convicts two men of conspiring to kidnap Michigan governor--by Lauren del Valle

The Detroit News
Plans to kidnap Whitmer, overthrow government spoiled, officials say--by Robert Snell and Melissa Nann Burke
Poll: Michiganians favor Whitmer's COVID-19 handling over Trump's--by Beth LeBlanc

NBC News
'Lock her up!': Anti-Whitmer coronavirus lockdown protestors swarm Michigan Capitol--by Allan Smith

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Urges Repeal of 90-Year-Old Law Banning Abortion--BY ANDRE J. ELLINGTON

‘The Woman in Michigan’ Goes National--by Tim Alberta

2022 Michigan gubernatorial election
Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot

2 men are acquitted in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer; hung jury on 2 more--by The Associated Press
2 men are found guilty of conspiring to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer--by The Associated Press

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer--by Chuk Nowak for Politico Magazine
Plotters' Mugshots--via Fox 2 Detroit

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