RIP Tony Benn

Tony Benn passed away today.  He was a member of parliament and a voice for the poor.  Benn was the rarest of political figures – he said what he might and meant what he said.

Tony Benn will be missed.

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Gone but not forgotten. Tony Benn will be missed

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CPAC – the Ticket to the White House

Congratulations to Rand Paul on winning the CPAC Straw Poll.  He repeated as champion.  I am sure this will guarantee he has the same electoral success as past winners.  Did I mention past winners include Gary Bauer, RonPaulSteve Forbes, Jack Kemp, George Allen and Rudy Giuliani?  Between them they won TWO states in Presidential primaries.

Just something to keep in mind as the political world lavishes praise on Paul.  It also helps Paul that 94% of the libertarians in America live in the DC area, so this kind of a home game for him.