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Nobody "deployed" them

Within an article rife with half-truths, I'm going to pick just one point to refute. While these female candidates, like most Republicans, are in favor of keeping government within the bounds of only those functions that properly belong to government, there does not appear to be any central Republican authority that "deploys" or handpicks candidates. If there were, then the assorted populist Tea Party factions would have been unlikely to have defeated those candidates backed by traditional party organizations. The key factor that appears to unite this XX-chromosomed surge is opposition to the crushing deficits, bailouts and expenditures pushed by Big Government, Big Labor and Wall Street/Big Business. They have been, like the vast majority of all American political candidates, self-recruiting.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Jun 17 2010 - 5:32pm