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Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been described as "what you get when you cross a political hack with a philosopher." Rich has been press secretary to Dan Quayle, when the former Vice President was a Congressman and a U.S. Senator; and to Newt Gingrich when Gingrich was House Republican Whip and, in 1996 became the communications director of the political office of Speaker Gingrich.

Articles By Rich Galen

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MULLINGS/Travels Thru Zanzibar
Jan 17,2011

Dear Mr. Mullings: We believe we have had this discussion before. When you go traipsing off to interesting corners of the world, we expect to be along for the traipse. What happened to Friday's MULLINGS? Signed, The Old Town, Virginia Explorer's Club Yes, well, we were in Zanzibar

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MULLINGS/Heading for an Ice Age, Buy SUVs!
Dec 29,2010

I am writing this as the Mullings Director of Standards & Practices and I wend our way from Southeastern Ohio to Southern California. We are not in the line of fire of the snowstorm which is bearing down on the East Coast, but it made me think about how cold it has been in Alexandria this month. According to Weather.com the average temperatures

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MULLINGS/Boehner Takes the House
Dec 01,2010

Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided that she didn't want to bring the issue of extending what are now called "The Bush Era Tax Cuts" to the floor prior to the election. Reason? She would have gotten rolled by her


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Voting Early in the People's Republic of Alexandria
Nov 19,2010

You know what? Pay no attention to the "DEMS ARE ON THE REBOUND" stories you may be reading in your local paper. They're not. An often forgotten rule of politics is: You don't have to win all the votes. You only need one more than the person who is in second place.

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The Recovery Clocks Stops Ticking for Democrats
Nov 03,2010

The story changed Tuesday. After attempting to convince us for the past nine months that Democrats were merely taking a breath, playing rope-a-dope, biding their time, and just gathering themselves for the final push in which they would really surprise us, we were told Tuesday that Republicans were not going to do as well as they should have done.

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MULLINGS/Over and Out
Nov 03,2010

OK! Hang the "Mission Accomplished" banner from the National Republican Congressional Committee HQ window. It was as good a night as we thought it would be and now you have to keep up with what happens next. The election is over and Nancy Pelosi is out. I think yesterday was a foregone conclusion a year ago


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In Defense of Juan Williams
Oct 26,2010

Juan Williams was fired from National Public Radio for a comment he made on Fox (with whom he has also had a long-term contract) in which he said on the Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor:

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MULLINGS/Swapping Spies
Jul 14,2010

I have no idea why the Obama Administration was so eager to swap the 10 spies who were rounded up about two weeks ago for four people being held in Russia as spies for the U.S. I will give Obama the benefit of the doubt



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