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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Santorum cites George Washington; BlackBerries still fresh; and how liberals spawned the tea party (read-this roundup)

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Say what? — Increasingly irrelevant Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum had an odd comparison last night after losing three primaries. He likened himself to General George Washington and his famous Delaware River crossing:

‘[W]hat General Washington understood, some of the best ideas, some of the best plans, in fact what has made this country great is that we have listened to real significant voices of everyday Americans,” Santorum said. “And he did. And that’s why he crossed the Delaware, surprised the Hessians and turned the tide of the revolution.’

Inspiring words indeed.


Gen. George Washington bravely leads his troops across the Delaware River, much like. . . Rick Santorum? (Anonymous - AP)

Fade to BlackBerry — We always knew that official Washington was slow to adopt trends (just look at all the pleated khakis on casual Fridays), and now, another way that it’s fallen behind the times. Our colleague Cecilia Kang reports that the BlackBerry is still widely in use among federal employees, even as the rest of the country has moved on to snazzier devices.

A czar speaks — Liberals, you have only yourselves to blame for that irksome tea party—that’s according to Van Jones, the former White House “green jobs czar.” In an interview with our colleague Peter Wallsten, Jones claims that “the liberal movement grew passive under President Obama and paved the way for the rise of the tea party.”

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