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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Thursday, September 16, 2010 :::

Steve Chapman notes that some of the Tea Party's candidates for high office are a bit eccentric, but "[i]f a $1.4 trillion federal budget deficit represents sanity, they [the Tea Partiers] would prefer a candidate who escaped from the psych ward."

Sharon Angle (running against Harry Reid in Nevada) seems to have been less gaffe-prone than I had feared upon her nomination, but things like this also help neutralize the "crazy" issue. Reid accusing Angle of saying nutty things is like the pot accusing the kettle of speaking with a Negro dialect.

Christine O'Donnell, meanwhile, has recently lied about her results in the last election she ran in, apparently lied on her financial reports, and demonstrated signs of paranoia, but the left side of the blogosphere seems to be obsessed with her position on masturbation (she hasn't, as far as I've seen, proposed a government role). If I thought the worst dirt they could dig up was a 15-year-old video of her opposing masturbation on MTV — as Jim Geraghty notes, if anything, this was a display of courage — I'd be pretty pleased with her candidacy.


::: posted by Steven at 4:21 PM

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