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Sen. Jim DeMint is Retiring to head Heritage Foundation

In an interview preceding the succession announcement, Sen. DeMint said he is taking the Heritage job because he sees it as a vehicle to popularize conservative ideas in a way that connects with a broader public. “This is an urgent time,” the senator said, “because we saw in the last election we were not able to communicate conservative ideas that win elections.” Mr. DeMint, who was a market researcher before he entered politics, said he plans to take the Heritage Foundation’s traditional research plus that of think tanks at the state level and “translate those policy papers into real-life demonstrations of things that work.” He said, “We want to figure out what works at the local and state level” and give those models national attention.


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How cool would it be if Nikki

How cool would it be if Nikki Haley appointed Tom Davis to replace him until 2014? Tom Davis would be a US Senator next MONTH. Perhaps Linda Graham would even support that so as to keep Tom Davis from challenging him in a primary... and maybe Jim Demint only made the decision after a promise that the governor would appoint Tom Davis...

eh, who am i kiddin, it's Nikki Haley.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA


Before his term expires? Will a new Senator be appointed by Haley or will there be a special election?

Sad, but a very good

Sad, but a very good opportunity for Tom Davis.