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Van Hollen's ironic quote of the week

In an article on the blue-red split in Wisconsin politics, Bloomberg Business Week magazine quotes the state's attorney general, a Republican partisan who evidently thinks his is the voice of moderation, and he is of the same demeanor:

Although Wisconsin is often caricatured as a hotbed of left-wing activism, thanks to university town Madison, . “The extreme right wing and extreme left wing have become more and more entrenched,” says J.B. Van Hollen, Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general. “I think people in the middle of the road are more disgusted than anything with politics, but not necessarily with government.”

Odd, I thought a main tenet in GOP campaign strategy was, in fact, to demonize government. Oh, wait, that's only when the government -- as in Wisconsin -- is not totally controlled by Republicans.

Published

October 28, 2011 - 11:19am

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