June 15, 2010

WELCOME TO THE BORG:

Insurgents Now Turn to Establishment (NAFTALI BENDAVID, 6/14/10, WSJ)

Sharron Angle won the Republican nomination for a Senate seat from Nevada largely because she wasn't the choice of people like Sen. John Cornyn, the Texan who coordinates the GOP's Senate campaigns.

But on Tuesday, Ms. Angle, who surged to victory on an anti-establishment message, is scheduled to meet with Mr. Cornyn in Washington to discuss how they can work together. On Wednesday, she will appear at a weekly meeting hosted by Americans for Tax Reform, a long-standing gathering point for conservatives from Congress, the GOP and lobbying and activist groups.

During their primary races, a number of nominees in both parties stressed their opposition to the Washington establishment. Now, as they face general elections, they are turning to that same establishment for help, prompting their political opponents to accuse them of playing politics as usual.


Ms Angle is a sufficient example of why the intial storyline was so silly anyway--the supposed insurgent has been a Republican legislator and politician since the '90s.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 15, 2010 5:48 AM
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