Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dave Weigel on "Fresh Air"

Here is one of the best reporters on current American conservatism being interviewed by Terry Gross, in a segment titled "CPAC, The Tea Party And The Remaking Of The Right." It's about 32 minutes long, and I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Topics discussed, apart from what you can already glean from the title, include why Cheney is still popular, particularly with conservatives who now say they never liked Bush; Ron Paul's win in the CPAC straw poll and what it means; why Teddy Roosevelt is now considered teh sux (by more than that guy); and the return (and embrace) of the John "Glenn Beck" Birch Society.

(alt. audio link + intro article)

Dave Weigel blogs here and tweets here. He's worth your regular attention.

[Added] Great picture here.

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