Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Back to Brownback

May 8, 2013

NPR recently covered the Kansas governorship of Sam Brownback. It compelled me to look up my profile of Brownback in 2006, when he was a senator and thinking about running for president. Today, Brownback is all about the love — not just for the Clintons, but for everyone. As he mulls a long-shot bid for […]

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Sam Brownback

May 8, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW May 8, 2006 SAINT SAM Senator Brownback of Kansas is one of the country’s leading virtuecrats JOHN J. MILLER About five years ago, at a weekly prayer meeting of senators, Sam Brownback came as close as he ever had to confessing to a hate crime. “I was scheduled to be the speaker that morning,” […]

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Sanford’s Return

May 8, 2013

So Mark Sanford — he of the Argentinean mistress — will be a congressman again. Really, South Carolina? He was the best guy for the job? Family values matter to conservatives. Except when they don’t. I used to be an admirer of Sanford, and wrote a favorable profile of him in 2005. Our first sit-down […]

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Mark Sanford

May 8, 2013

NATIONAL REVIEW April 25, 2005 A CAROLINA KID Republican governor Mark Sanford makes an impression JOHN J. MILLER ‘Mark Sanford: Wrong on Social Security, wrong for South Carolina.” This slogan blared into living rooms all over the Palmetto State in 2002, when Sanford was running for governor against Jim Hodges, the incumbent Democrat. It was […]

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