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,

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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