As the senior member of Minnesota’s Republican congressional
delegation, Rep. John Kline has amassed considerable clout over the years. He
is generally thought to have a close relationship with House Speaker John
Boehner. As the chairman of the House Committee on Education and the
Workforce, that relationship appears to have paid off.
With the political capital he has
accumulated, you might expect that he has even more influence than other
members to help Republicans to limit the explosive growth of the federal
In an October 30 column, Ann Coulter excoriates conservatives who believe that Republicans do not do enough to fight for limited
government. Even though she recently published a book about liberal
Republicans, she could only identify one Republican who she thinks is
liberal. That was John McCain. Needless to say, her list seems rather
brief. While she is entitled to her opinions, some of her facts do need
Specifically, she uses Minnesota as an example of a
place where Republicans are just too conservative.