|Mr. Barbour ran the national Republican Party during President Bill Clinton's first term, the one in which control of Congress was flipped to the GOP in an extraordinary one-cycle turnaround. After that, he did a turn as a big time Washington lobbyist. This is not a guy who needs a lesson in how every Senate race counts in a year like 2008, when Republicans have 23 seats to defend, including every seat opened up by retirements
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.
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