Via Patterico comes a marvelous moment from Texas governor Rick Perry:
Here’s a free-form translation: They say I used my authority as Governor to line-item-veto a part of the budget to get rid of a horrible, horrible district attorney. Danged straight I did this. I said I was going to do this, and then I went and did this, and I’m going to sleep like a baby tonight because I did this to a drunk driver who blew a .239 on her BAC and then threatened the cops who arrested her booze-raddled carcass. I get that this might be all right behavior by Austin voters’ standards, but it’s not for the rest of us, and by ‘us’ I mean America. And I’d do it again, with a smile. Because I want to be President, and Travis County Democrats just made it the tiniest bit easier for me to get the job.
Remarkably, I’m not really doing too much free-form translating there. This was six minutes of political fun: a line in the sand, just the right amount of genuine anger, and absolutely no weaseling at all. I don’t know if anybody’s told the Democratic party this, but that plays well in Peoria. Also Des Moines, Boulder, Richmond, Miami, Reno, Concord, Lansing, Cincinatti, and even Madison…
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New Hampshire primary voters are notorious for making up their minds who they are going to vote for late — often just days or hours before their ballot is cast. In an interesting article at WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, Frank Perullo and Michael McLaughlin of The Novus Group, tell us that “younger, middle and upper-middle class, establishment GOP women may swing this election.”