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“Political life, which has been separate from real life - full of artifice, spin and flagrant fakery and inauthenticity - has been, rather miraculously, reduced to the real and transparent. That’s the joke: Politicians are ordinary fools,” he says. “Curiously, this leveling or reduction may deal a big blow to scandal. If we believe all politicians are having affairs, there’s no story.”
From our “Things-that-make-you-go-huh-h-h Desk:”
5,887 - Number of homes to be “weatherized” in California.
5,163 - Number of homes to be weatherized in Michigan.
2,360 - Number of homes to be weatherized in Massachusetts.
Source: Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s $620 billion “Summer of Recovery: Project Activity Increases in Summer 2010.”
Some spirited Virginians are rallying behind state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his lawsuit against the new federal health care law, with a large-scale “Defend the Constitution” rally planned for June 25 in Manassas.
“This is not another one of those events where a few people straggle in for a bitchfest and that’s it,” Dan Arnold, president of the Manassas Tea Party, tells Inside the Beltway. “We’ve reached out to Ken Cuccinelli in support of him and his lawsuit against the health care mandate. He’s really the tip of the spear on this nationally.”
Mr. Arnold’s group was organized just eight weeks ago, and the event has “already taken on a life of its own,” he says. The gathering will include Mr. Cuccinelli, of course, plus speakers such as Virginia House Delegate Robert G. Marshall; Richmond Tea Party president Jamie Radtke; black conservative activist Sonnie Johnson, who is also Virginia president of the Frederick Douglass Foundation; and pro-life physician Dr. John Bruchalski.
POLL DU JOUR
- 71 percent of U.S. voters say the government response to the Gulf oil leak will sway their vote in the November midterm elections.
- 27 percent say the response will not influence their vote.
- 65 percent say that finding new sources of energy is more important than scaling back energy consumption.
- 27 percent say energy conservation is more important.
- 37 percent agree with President Obama that the oil leak will shape our attitude toward energy as much as 9/11 influenced our views on foreign policy.
- 33 percent disagree, and 30 percent are undecided.
Source: A Rasmussen reports survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted June 15 and 16.
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