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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Has Tom Coburn ever heard of Thomas Jefferson?
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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In announcing his pending retirement from the U.S. Senate yesterday, Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican, said this: “Our Founders saw public service and politics as a calling rather than a career.”

What nonsense! More than a few of our Founding Fathers saw politics as both a calling and a career.

Take Thomas Jefferson, for example. For 40 years, beginning when he was 26 years of age, Jefferson held one public office after another — state legislator, member of Congress, governor of Virginia, secretary of state, minister to France, vice president and president.

Even during the brief intervals when Jefferson wasn’t ...

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