Ted Cruz, Golf-Course-Loving Genius

by Isaac Chotiner | August 2, 2012

New York Times article, today:

A Republican Voice with Tea Party Mantle and Intellectual Heft

Quote from the same piece:

“I’d have predicted that he would be a professor, not a politician,” said Robert P. George, Mr. Cruz’s adviser at Princeton in the early 1990s. Professor George, a noted social conservative, said that Mr. Cruz stood out even among his Ivy League peers as “intellectually and morally serious,” writing his thesis on the separation of powers.

Gail Collins column, today:

In a blog posting early this year, Cruz vowed that as senator he would fight against “a dangerous United Nations plan” on environmental sustainability that he said was aimed at abolishing “golf courses, grazing pastures and paved roads.” He blamed all this on the Democratic financier-philanthropist George Soros.
 

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