Taxby’s Troubles

by Robert Costa

Senator Saxby Chambliss may have a primary problem:

These days, Chambliss believes Norquist’s strict interpretation of the pledge is one of the reasons party leaders can’t seem to cut a debt deal, and he is prepared to ignore it. “You sent me to Washington to think for myself,” Chambliss told the crowd. “I don’t want to be dictated to by anybody.” That comment and others like it have generated intense national media coverage, and center-left editorialists have praised the two-term senator, calling him a reasonable man. But many conservatives have had enough of his bipartisan gangs, his musings about revenue, and his talk-show appearances. They want him gone.

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