RE: Sen. Thune to seek leadership post!

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Nov 05, 2008 4:17 PM
Don't sound so excited.

The $2.5 billion earmark/loan that John Thune sought for the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad last year should disqualify him from getting any real conservative support for this slot.

This debacle tarnished his status as a rising star in the conservative movement.

Luckily, the Federal Railroad Administration denied it in the end, but Thune never appeared to learn his lesson.

Update: Gosh, we have good commenters. Thune also voted for the bailout. That should be another disqualifier.