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Sen. John Thune is often touted as a possible wildcard Republican presidential candidate for 2012, but should he run, the South Dakota lawmaker will have to fight back charges that he’s part of the establshment. Thune voted for TARP and has requested and defended earmarks (though he did back the moratorium last month). Thune didn’t make his task easier this week by signing on to a letter to Senate Majority Harry Reid calling for an extension of ethanol tax subsidies. The letter was signed by 15 midwestern Senators, including five other Republicans (Chuck Grassley, Kit Bond, Sam Brownback, Mike Johanns and Mark Kirk).
Via Red State.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?