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Monday, February 7, 2011

Liberal Ideas to Cut Spending

Don't vote Republican.

Don't vote Tea Party.

Can it really be that simple?

Yes, we can.

In Washington, the White House political affairs office, then directed by Ken Mehlman, recognized the importance of the drought-relief issue to the Thune race. That spurred an effort in the administration to come up with a way to help the embattled Republican candidate, according to a former senior official at the Department of Agriculture.

In his speech in South Dakota, the president said he opposed drought relief that would add to the federal budget deficit. So White House and USDA officials came up with the idea of tapping a special fund derived from annual customs receipts, the former official said.


More, later, perhaps.