March 25, 2002

RINO's? :

Conservative Group Picks Republicans For Dubious Honor (Juliet Eilperin, March 25, 2002, Washington Post)
The conservative Club for Growth has bestowed its first-ever Republican in Name Only (RINO) awards, mocking "Republican office holders around the nation who have advanced egregious anti-growth,
anti-freedom or anti-free-market policies."

Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist's attempts to enact a state income tax made him the RINO of the year, and Rep. Greg Ganske (Iowa) and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) took honors in the House and Senate,
respectively.


They are Republicans; they just aren't conservatives. Hard to see how these purity tests help.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 25, 2002 6:41 AM
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