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  • Sen. Mark Kirk: Booze and boat parties smoothed bipartisan gun deal

    04/11/2013 7:37:42 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 99 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. Mark Kirk says the real driving force behind the gun deal that was hatched by bipartisan work was booze and boat retreats. The Illinois Republican said to reporters that visits to the Black Tie, a yacht owned by Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, played a large role in the Democratic-Republican come-together over background checks and other legislation related to gun control, Roll Call reported. “You guys really ought to go out to National Harbor and see the Black Tie, which has been much of the reason for much of the bipartisan cooperation around here,” he said, as quoted in Roll...
  • Palin is Not the Answer

    07/10/2009 12:37:29 PM PDT · by dr_who · 326 replies · 5,938+ views
    Reason Magazine online ^ | July 10, 2009 | cathy young
    Sarah Palin's announcement of her resignation as governor of Alaska may be the end of her political career or, as some speculate, the real beginning. What seems clear is that Palin is not conservatism's new hope but its dead end. In recent days, this has been amply confirmed by the arguments of Palin defenders, focused less on her presumed merits than on her presumed injuries at her enemies' hands.Thus, Ross Douthat, the new conservative voice at the New York Times, hails Palin as Everywoman—living proof you can aspire to the White House without an Ivy League degree—and deplores her abuse...