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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Surprise: You don’t have to be a member of Congress to be elected speaker of the House
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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 ...
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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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By Pat Cunningham
Dec. 26, 2012 5:15 p.m.





Among the many reasons why I am by far the most popular 70-year-old Irish-American political blogger for a Gatehouse newspaper Web site is that I know lots of things the others don’t know.

I know, for example, that you don’t have to be a lawyer to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

I also know that you don’t have to be a priest to be elected Pope by the College of Cardinals. (That’s actually happened at least once.)

And more to the point I’m going to get to in this post, you don’t have to be a member of ...

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