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11:23 AM, Jun 23, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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The Washington Post notes that the Republicans of South Carolina just elected an Indian-American governor and nominated Tim Scott, who is black, over Strom Thurmond's son for a Congressional seat he's expected to win. But never fear; Republicans are probably still big racists, which is what the rest of the story is about.

The Daily Grind

Rich Lowry: "Fundamentally, we don't want a free market and a system of laws to protect corporations, but to protect us from both government and corporations, especially when the two are in league with each other...The bigger and more complex government is, the more incentive corporations have to politicize themselves and get in bed with Washington." 

The Post headlines the Chris Cillizza story about Nikki Haley's rising star, "Meet the New Sarah Palin" even though Cillizza merely mentions Palin endorsed her. Maybe all women look the same to the Post.

Federal government orders Louisiana to stop one of the only things working against the oil spill while Obama's suing everyone: "Once again, our government resource agencies, which are intended to protect us, are now leaving us vulnerable to the destruction of our coastline and marshes by the impending oil," Nungesser wrote to Obama. "Furthermore, with the threat of hurricanes or tropical storms, we are being put at an increased risk for devastation to our area from the intrusion of oil."

Steny Hoyer would really like to be in everyone's 2010 ads.

McChrystal denies having tendered his resignation, leaving meeting with Obama.

Pelosi feeling stalled for the moment, thank goodness.

Oops: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recently blamed Bush appointees who “burrowed in” at the Minerals Management Service for the regulatory failures that led to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But as it turns out, not one of the officials responsible for overseeing the exploded rig was a Bush political appointee."

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