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  •  I agree that he was pretty captured (8+ / 0-)

    He's a classic example of the system corrupting good politicians.  He's been an insider since forever, and his view of what's good reform seems too constrained by the limitations of what he sees as possible in today's government.  

    I think his heart's still mostly in the right place, but I don't think he's as effective a reformer as he was years ago.  Hopefully we'll get a fresher mind with similar views in his place.  I don't think anybody will be able to replace his razor-like wit, though.  That'll be the biggest loss.

    When Free Speech is outlawed, only outlaws will have Free Speech.

    by Dallasdoc on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 07:48:47 AM PST

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