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Baer Growls Archive: August, 2012
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Dirty Harry's Misfire
Fri, Aug 31, 2012, 8:45 AM
Maybe Clint Eastwood is a closet Obama backer who duped the GOP into thinking he’s supporting Romney. How else to explain the bizarre...
Wed, Aug 29, 2012, 9:12 PM
One thing evident at the GOP convention Wednesday night was the party sure knows how to move on. Its 2008 nominee Sen. John McCain, for example...
The Spouse Speech
Wed, Aug 29, 2012, 8:43 AM
As someone who works with words, I’ve always paid close attention to political speeches because words matter and can make a difference...
Two Toms in Convention Land
Mon, Aug 27, 2012, 7:55 PM
What a difference a Tom makes! Gov. Tom Corbett, in his second year in office, isn’t getting the kind of attention at the GOP convention...
For Your GOP Viewing Pleasure
Mon, Aug 27, 2012, 8:43 AM
If you’re heartbroken about no GOP convention on Monday, now’s a good time to plan your Tuesday viewing. With Monday canned due...
Rickie on Romney
Fri, Aug 24, 2012, 8:43 AM
If Rick Santorum is anything, he is consistent. He, for example, was consistently critical of Mitt Romney during the GOP primary race. He...
The Toll of 2,000
Thu, Aug 23, 2012, 8:42 AM
Amid the skewed data, misinformation, outright lies and obscene money numbers pushing the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney and Barack...
A Tempest in Tampa?
Wed, Aug 22, 2012, 8:39 AM
As Republicans pack for the GOP convention next week in Tampa there’s a gathering storm threatening a negative impact on the party. Actually...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.