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But who’s the tea party’s candidate?

March 15th, 2011

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This piece was originally published in Politico.

You can’t a win horse race without a horse. That looks like a problem for tea party Republicans.

The tea party is the most dynamic movement the Republican Party has seen since Ronald Reagan. This movement has always taken pride in the fact that it has no acknowledged national leader or spokesperson.

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White-hot politics, cool president

January 10th, 2011

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This piece was originally published in Politico.

Jared Lee Loughner, who has now been charged in the Tucson, Ariz., shootings, has been described as a disturbed young man. Early scraps of evidence suggest his politics are a jumble. His list of “favorite books” veers from far left with “The Communist Manifesto” to far right with “Mein Kampf.” It includes dystopian literature, such as “Animal Farm,” “Brave New World” and “Fahrenheit 451,” rallying cries against authority with “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and fantasies that include “The Wizard of Oz” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”

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High-minded Obama lacks fear factor

February 23rd, 2010

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This piece was originally published in Politico.

Why does President Barack Obama strike so many voters as an elitist?  Because he is, by style and temperament, an “NPR Democrat.” He’s smart, cool and rational — “All Things Considered.” Conservatives do not consider all things. They consider only what they damn well want to consider. Sarah Palin got off a zinger when she told the tea party convention, “We need a commander in chief, not a professor of law standing at a lectern.”

Ouch.

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Cooling Trend

December 18th, 2009

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Originally published in National Journal

The world leaders who just met in Copenhagen were trying to prove Mark Twain was wrong.  Twain allegedly said, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  Twain may win that argument.  Sarah Palin certainly thinks so.  She wrote in The Washington Post, “The agenda-driven policies pushed in Copenhagen won’t change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worse.”

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