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Greatest Hits of the Republican Party

Saturday, October 04, 2008 by Dave Winer.

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That's a young Rumsfeld at the left.  Permalink to this paragraph

And Kissinger has reared his head in the McCain campaign.  Permalink to this paragraph

Guess who else was lurking in the shadows of the Nixon Presidency? And of course the current Republican standard bearer is completely surrounded by people one step removed from both Bush and Nixon.  Permalink to this paragraph

We also know that Rove was an associate of convicted Watergate conspirator Donald Segretti. Permalink to this paragraph

No wonder so many core ideas of the Nixon era are accepted, unquestioned by the current crop of Republicos. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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