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Jim Holt redux?



This link is from a news service operated by Religious Righter Donald Wildmon's anti-smut/gay/etc. organization, the American Family Association. Remember when this news service automatically scrubbed the word "gay" from news articles because it's too nice to queers? This  produced, for a time, such memorable headlines as, "Tyson Homosexual wins 100 meter dash." (Tyson Gay is a world-class sprinter, in case you didn't get it.)

But I digress.

The linked article says Jim Holt, the Religious Right Republican beaten by U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln in her last outing, may be joining the epic cast currently assembling to seek the GOP nomination for the seat.

"I would tell people that Bill Clinton was one of the best things that ever happened to the Republican Party because people became aware of what was going on in their government, and I think the same thing is happening now, and so for that we're really grateful," he says. "Thomas Jefferson said whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. I think right now more than ever people are becoming informed. I'm in North Carolina on vacation, and wherever I talk to people they're saying, 'I want to get involved with government. Can you help me run for local office?' Because as never before, we feel like we're needing that -- or we're going to lose our country."
Holt, who says he is praying about whether to launch another Senate campaign, contends that five of the six candidates in the GOP primary field in Arkansas "have a track record of voting for bigger government and larger taxes."

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