Buck Abuse

Tea Party candidate Ken Buck has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Colorado. The liberal media is already being kind.

The headlines seemed to write themselves with visions of another Sharron Angle or Rand Paul seeping into the heads of the political commentariat. And, not surprisingly, opposition researchers quickly provided reporters with instances in which Buck echoed some of the more outlandish positions that have come to define his Kentucky and Nevada Republican counterparts respectively.

Buck's been a vocal critique of the Department of Education, arguing that policy decisions in this field should be left to local politicians. "We need to get the federal government out of education," he once declared.

In the minds of liberals, wanting education locally controlled, in keeping with our constitution and with the first 200 years of the Republic, is outrageous. If you believe in good education, it's essential.