“It consists half of people who think like Michele Bachmann and half of people who are afraid of losing a primary to people who think like Michele Bachmann and that leaves very little room to work things out.”—Barney Frank, on the current House
“The Republicans do have an impressive field: Governor Mitch Daniels, Governor Haley Barbour and former Governor Jeb Bush. The only problem, they’re not on the field. I just want you to think about this for a second. Think of our field in 2008. At our debates in Iowa, we had Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Senator Chris Dodd, and President Obama. Now think about their field: Michelle Bachman, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum. I’m beginning to feel sorry for Republican primary voters.”—Rahm Emanuel
This is interesting for me given how much work I did on the Scotland Bill and Calman while I was there. I’m not sure it is really a u-turn.. I think certain elements of Scottish Labour are now just being more vocal than they were before.
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