It seems to me that if there was competition, it was one like between those of us who maybe, like myself, didn’t see ourselves as intellectual types. We were more oriented towards the personal and those like Rusty and Joe, who had such a capacity to talk about these political philosophers and whoever, you know, that Gaudino was sort of familiar with and who we always used in terms of their ideas. I mean, they could talk that language and use that in ways that many of us just couldn’t. There was some tension amongst the group as well between those of us who were probably more conservative versus more liberal.

Randy Thomas '73