Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Different Kind of Politician

Senator Tom Coburn has been causing trouble on Capitol Hill. I really admire his willingness to subvert the dominant political paradigm. His fiscal perspective is admirable.

Too bad the rest of his thoughts about the role of government are messed up: He is anti-choice, pro-death penalty, anti-gay, and pro-censorship. Just about all of his political positions are anathema to me, but his fiscal conservatism is laudable.

At the other end of the Republican spectrum is Ted Stevens, who was indicted today on corruption charges. Couldn't happen to a better person. Stevens is a prolific font of the worst pork ever seen on Capitol Hill. His love of pork has put Stevens in direct opposition to Coburn and the fireworks are fun to watch.

Anyway, this is just a quick post to point out the nice coincidence about these two gentlemen hitting headlines in the same week.

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