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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jim Baker
Things were going bumpily according to plan for the men in charge of the President Ford Committee at the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, Mo., in August 1976. With so many moving parts, however, most campaigns are at best "garbage moving in the right direction," as GOP operative Eddie Mahe once quipped.
As the Republican Party hurtles toward a possible Animal House-like climax at their confab in Tampa Bay in late August, the national discussion has turned to controversial GOP conventions of the past, most missing the meaning of each and how these ideological food fights sometimes changed the face and future of the party.
President Barack Obama took aim Saturday at Republican senators standing in the way of a nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia, saying they were abandoning Ronald Reagan's lesson of nuclear diplomacy: "Trust but verify."
Hamid Gul, the former head of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency who denies aiding the Taliban, was interviewed by Washington Times Editor at Large Arnaud de Borchgrave in Pakistan days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S. The interview was first published by United Press International.
Jim Baker asserted themselves that the Ford campaign slowly righted itself.