"Where do you get your questions?"


The last we noticed, elected officials don’t place one hand on the Constitution and solemnly swear to uphold the Bible. But Republican Sharron Angle, a Tea Party favorite who’s running against Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., sounds as though she’s more than ready to switch books. A former teacher at a religious school and a longtime state legislator, Angle describes her campaign as a “calling from God,” telling TruNews Christian Radio’s Rick Wiles that “What’s happening (in America) is a violation of the First Commandment — entitlements make government our God. We’re supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and our daily bread, not for our government.” Angle may have a comfortable relationship with God, but she is clearly uneasy with most mainstream reporters, dodging the working press whenever possible. When Nevada TV reporter Nathan Baca persisted in asking why her Web site initially stated that she wanted to eliminate Social Security and the EPA, Angle refused to comment as she walked quickly to her car, though she did have a few questions of her own, including: “Where do you get your questions?” Later, Angle explained to Fox News’ Carl Cameron that she simply wants the press to “be our friend.” She defined the friendship this way: The press should “ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.” Up until Angle’s victory in the contested Republican primary, Reid, who wins no plaudits in Nevada for his role as majority leader of the Senate, seemed to face a losing future: Both his poll numbers and the state’s economy were “in the toilet,” as the Los Angeles Times bluntly put it. Now, Angle’s campaign idiosyncrasies have transformed the election into a horse race. Meanwhile, Reid can boast he’s still capable of bringing bacon home to Nevada, the latest an announcement that the Silver State came in first among 25 other competing sites for the nation’s new “solar energy demonstration zone.” A portion of the Nevada Test Site, where nuclear bombs were exploded and tested for decades, will become a proving ground for the latest solar energy technologies.

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