Mickey Kaus Throws Hat in the Ring

The blogger has filed to run for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary against Barbara Boxer.

He writes, “I have no special beef with the incumbent, Senator Boxer. She is a
state-of-the-art Democrat. But to be “state-of-the-art” in our party is
not such a good thing anymore.

“”State of the art” means the incumbent has learned to please the
party’s interest groups, often at the expense of the needs of average
individuals and the party’s own ideals.”

He adds, “Common sense tells you that when you can’t fire bad teachers because
their union won’t allow it, you’ll get bad schools. Common sense tells
you that when you keep flooding the labor market with new unskilled
workers, wages will deterioriate.”

Kaus writes the Kausfiles blog on Slate.com.

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