Sunday, August 08, 2004

Alan Keyes is Making No Sense

Alan Keyes has officially declared his nomination as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois, and no doubt our state's newest resident is preparing to pick up where Jack Ryan left off in trying to attack Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee who is enjoying incredible and well-deserved popularity in the state and in the country since his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.

Keyes is a Maryland resident who will be making the big move to Illinois to run for the senate here, and while I make no promises, I suspect we should all be on our toes for some blatant hypocricies on the part of Keyes. Conveniently, in fact, one has already been found. As the People for the American Way point out, Keyes is on record as expressing his most principled disagreement with Hillary Clinton's decision to run for the U.S. Senate in New York in 2000:

“And I deeply resent the destruction of federalism represented by Hillary Clinton’s willingness to go into a state she doesn’t even live in and pretend to represent people there. So I certainly wouldn’t imitate it.” Fox News, “Special Report with Brit Hume,” March 17, 2000

Well, now that Alan Keyes is running for Senate here in Illinois, let the destruction of federalism begin!

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