"The GOP is really Gentlemen On Parole," said Mr. Woodrum, an executive of a truck parts company. "You're there for two years. It's not an anointment; it's an appointment."
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Her husband, John "Woody" Woodrum, said he's a diehard Republican, but promises he won't let the GOP have a pass if it doesn't hew to a conservative agenda.