George Will dishes a compelling argument for why Sharron Angle may be the most dangerous opponent Sen. Harry Reid could have drawn. She’s a woman on a mission sent not by "the machine" but by "the people."
The national column begins: "Sometimes provocative people become that way because they were provoked. Sharron Angle, 60, could be enjoying the 10 grandchildren she loves even more than her .44 magnum. Instead, she is the Republican nominee against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s quest for a fifth term as senator. Her campaign began, in a sense, three decades ago, when a judge annoyed her."
And it ends: "Before Chicagoan Abner Mikva, now retired from the federal judiciary, was a congressman, he was a young man who dropped by a political clubhouse where a member of the city’s machine asked who sent him. He said, "Nobody." The machine man said, "We don’t want nobody nobody sent."
"Angle is somebody nobody sent. Nobody in the upper reaches of national or even Nevada politics, that is. But voters may not be finished sending her places."
I recommend you read the middle part, too. It not only gives an interesting spin on the Reid-Angle race, it’s a good reminder of why the political writing of George Will is rarely equaled in America today.