Dick Armey Pens Love Letter to Joe Barton

The tea partying FreedomWorks chairman (and former House majority leader from Denton) is a famously prickly sort of guy. So it’s nice to see him send some man love to his former colleague, the 25-year veteran from the 6th District. It contains some things about Barton I didn’t know, such as this:

Barton made privacy a priority and when he called a hearing on spyware, as National Journal reported, “When lobbyists took their seats … they thought they were in for a few hours of routine discussion. But the lobbyists soon realized they could toss out their scripts.” Barton “came out with guns blazing. Barton vowed to pass tough legislation aimed at stopping the online collection of consumers’ private information.

Worth a read.

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