Just a few nuggets

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Just a few nuggets we’ve awarded points for so far.

Rep. Chris Chocola (R) of Indiana before word came down from party <$NoAd$>headquarters (Nov. 1, 2000) …

Bush’s plan of individual investment of 2 percent of the money is a start. Eventually, I’d like to see the entire system privatized. It’s not a ‘risky scheme.’

Rep. Chris Chocola (R) of Indiana after word came down from party headquarters (Sept. 3rd, 2002) …

I do not support the privatization of Social Security.

Bob Novak before the word came down from party headquarters (Capitol Gang, Sept. 14th, 2002 where we find Mark Shields at mid-Outrage of the Week) …

Mark Shields: In an Orwellian abuse of the language, conservatives, including even the respected Cato Institute, insist that they’re now for Social Security choice, not for dreaded ‘privatization’.

Yes, and war is peace.

Robert D. Novak.

NOVAK: I’m still for privatization.

Bob Novak after the word came down from party headquarters (Crossfire, Oct. 28th, 2002) …

[Democratic consultant] Steve McMahon: I thought they were accusing the Republicans of wanting to privatize Social Security which, after all, is what Republicans wanted.

NOVAK: That’s a Democratic term.

Coming soon, Sean Hannity’s unfortunate “privatization” problem.

[ed.note: Both Chocola quotations come from the South Bend Tribune in articles on the dates noted. TPM reader AG gets 10 points for bagging Rep. Chocola; JM gets 8 for Novak.]

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