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GOP Gov. Barbour lobbied for Mexico on ‘amnesty’ program: report

WASHINGTON – Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), a rumored 2012 presidential contender, lobbied on behalf of Mexico last decade for a program that would have assisted unauthorized immigrants with gaining permanent residency. That’s according to a report in TIME’s Swampland blog by Michael Scherer, who obtained State Department filings revealing that…

Haley Barbour: ‘I’m lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer’

At least one Republican presidential contender isn’t running from his past. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour was proud of his past as a “lobbyist, a politician and a lawyer” when he was asked about it Sunday. “You said last year, you’re the governor of a poor state, you have a distinct…

Minimizing historical injustices

One of the most fascinating phenomenon aspects of collective psychology to me is collective willful ignorance. I wrote about this some in terms of Wikileaks and how it disturbs collective unknowing, and I think Ricky Gervais touched on it when talking about atheism as a matter of letting yourself know…

Haley Barbour: Palin is ‘normal,’ unlike other female politicians

This sexist whopper out of good-old-boy Mississippi Governor (and McCain pal) Haley Barbour’s mouth is breathtaking: “My wife loves her because…she doesn’t have a chip on her shoulder like some women politicians, she is very ‘normal’ — she doesn’t have to tell you how smart she is. But she is…

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