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When America's best-loved entertainment company tried to build a history theme park, LBJ's White House counsel, a Reagan imagemaker, and a top Mondale hand took on Disney - and won

Once upon a time, there was a business called the Walt Disney Company. It did lots of nice, friendly things: It made movies and built amusement parks; it invented a mouse named Mickey, and a duck named Donald, and seven dwarfs. Everyone liked the Disney Company, and it grew and grew.

One day, the company said it was going to build another park, this one near the nation’s capital. And all at once a lot of people decided they didn’t like Disney any more; and a few of them-Washington insiders all-decided to try and stop it from building its park.