Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) spent 2009 mainly keeping it real. And since he seems to harbor presidential ambitions we figured that his angle would be to hang back, maintain his generally moderate image and bank on being on hand as a moderate option if the Tea Party right overplays its hand and the economy is humming along by 2011.
But I guess that’s not his plan after all. Our Rachel Slajda noticed that out of the blue he’s roared back in full Tea Party mode heading up a new Repeal HCR group looking to collect a million email addresses to repeal “ObamaCare”.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.