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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Embracing The Simple?

Peggy Noonan has a great piece up today in the WSJ.

A taste...
The other day Rep. Tom Tancredo won a straw vote. A small vote, but, as Tom Tancredo is not exactly a longtime famous Republican party leader, it was interesting. Why would Republican voters choose Mr. Tancredo? Because they know where his heart is on immigration: Stop it, now. It's where he's been for years. He was out there alone on the issue. Now some have joined him. But you know where his heart is and his position is clear.

The irony is that this makes Mr. Tancredo one of the few among Republicans who would be given some leeway by his voters in fashioning an ultimate immigration plan. Why? Because they know he'd be doing his best. Because he means it. They know this because of his past: He was doing his best when there was nothing in it. He's committed to getting as much progress as possible. Which means his supporters would give him flexibility. They'd even allow him to get complicated. "If he gets complex, you must have to."
Read it.

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